Here are the current opportunities available for young people to get involved with.

Some opportunities are confidential due to the nature of the research and so will only be available to Your Rheum members and not advertised on the website.


  • 23rd September 7 – 8:15pm
  • 18th November 7 – 8:15pm

Email Laura if you would like to join us –


Coming soon



  • Digital health & medical technologies
Technology & Child Health in Yorkshire (TECH-Y) are inviting patients (11-18 years old) and parents/carers to be part of this project to look at how young people have used technology to positively manage long-term health conditions. First online meeting: 6th Oct 2021, 4.30 – 6.00 pm. Please get in touch to find out more! Email Clare at
  • Chronic pain project @ University of Bath

Pain flyer 2021

  • Gutfeel

The project team are looking for young people to join them for about an hour a month in the co-design of an App.  Here’s the flyer for more information. GutFeel is an app that helps young people understand physical symptoms and feelings.  It works with young people to help them feel better, and cope when things are difficult

  • Youth Advisory Panel at The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

An exciting opportunity to join a youth advisory panel for the prestigious publication The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health!! This panel is for 16-24 year olds. To find out more click here

  • Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology Versus Arthritis at University College London

JDM and JSLE patients are invited to participate in an anonymous exploratory survey. The study will use a questionnaire to assess the impact of COVID19. If interested please visit the below link

  • National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) research opportunities

NIHR have put together a leaflet of current research opportunities across the UK for children and young people with JIA.

Please click here for details.

  • Starlight Youth Voices Project

Have you had a serious illness and/or been in hospital?

Would you like to share your ideas on how improve access to play and fun activities and make hospitals a better and more fun places to be in?

If so you might be interested in getting involved in this project by Starlight Children’s Foundation – a children’s charity that helps to improve children and young people’s access to play when they are seriously ill or in hospital. They are looking for young people to take part in research to help them understand what it’s like for children and young people to be seriously ill or in hospital; what activities there are for children and young people to play, relax and have fun; and what Starlight could do to improve these activities and help make hospitals better and more fun places to be in.

 For more information, see here!