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

YOUR RHEUM VIRTUAL MEETINGS 

  • Thursday 22nd September 7-8:15pm.
  • Thursday 3rd November 7-8:15pm.

Email laura.lunt@manchester.ac.uk if you would like to attend either or both meetings.

YOUR RHEUM FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS

  • Saturday 15th October 1-4pm Birmingham. Email laura.lunt@manchester.ac.uk if you would like to attend. Travel expenses will be covered. 

YOUR RHEUM ONLINE ACTIVITIES

Coming soon

YOUR RHEUM MINI PROJECTS

If you are thinking about possible careers, or a job you might like to do in the future and you want to find out more, then a Your Rheum mini project might be for you! The Your Rheum team are providing additional, non-rheumatology research project opportunities to members. Read our poster HERE to find out more. Contact Laura to take part or ask a question your.rheum@manchester.ac.uk 

EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Digital workshop health app design – Birmingham 24th August 2022

Do you want to help design a health app for young people? Are you aged 12-16 and free on Wednesday 24th August? Click here for more details (travel expenses will be covered).

  • Oxford young persons meeting/group for those 18-30 – deadline summer 2022

My name is Julia and I am a PhD student at the Kennedy Institute in Oxford. I am setting up a small Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement (PPIE) workshop for young rheumatology patients and young scientists (all in the 18-30 age range). 

Meeting advert here. Meeting invitation letter here. Please read both and contact ppie@kennedy.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions.

  • Mental Health project – Timely 

Are you interested in joining a project aiming to support young people’s mental health early? Aged between 11-24? The Anna Freud Centre is a national charity that specialises in supporting children and families’ mental health and wellbeing. They are working with the University of Cambridge on a research project called Timely. Read the project flyer to find out more  HERE and click this link to complete a short form to sign up https://forms.office.com/r/f0RKWGREbj

  • Health transitioning process NCEPOD (the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. Improving the quality of healthcare) 

Transition from child to adult health services: Are you a young person, or parent carer of a young person, who has experience of moving from child to adult health services? If so we want to hear your views on the process via this short survey: bit.ly/3dCpQXh

  • 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.

  • Versus Arthritis events 2022

Leaflet with all their details can be found here