Here are the current opportunities available to young people


Your Rheum virtual meetings

Dates for 2023 to be confirmed 

Your Rheum face-to-face meetings

Dates for 2023 to be confirmed 

Your Rheum online activities 

Coming soon

External opportunities 

  • Patient Voices – BMJ journals – Disease in Childhood

These articles can be written by young people who are or have been patients; their parents or carers; or jointly. They should contain messages that are thought-provoking and challenging for readers of ADC, along the lines of “What I wish you knew, and why.” Articles can be about any aspect of patient care and experience. From lessons for doctors from a single healthcare appointment to those from a lifetime of managing a chronic disease. They can be issue based, offer a new angle on a familiar situation, or ask controversial questions from the patient or parent’s perspective. They need not be about incidents where care and understanding was not optimal. They can also be about things that have gone well. 

  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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