School of Healthcare

The aMigO study funded by NIHR RfPB aims to explore the effects of peer mentoring on longer term self-management amongst people with osteoarthritis.

Hey Amigos! Why not take up a rewarding volunteering opportunity to become a peer mentor? Get involved with the Mentoring In Osteoarthritis (aMIgO) Study.

We are seeking volunteers aged 50+ who have hip or knee osteoarthritis, who would like to train to become peer mentors and help older people better self-manage their own osteoarthritis by following an individually tailored support programme over 8 x 1 hour weekly sessions.

What we can offer you: Peer mentors will receive dedicated support, specialist training and a comprehensive resource pack. All travel expenses will be reimbursed and a token payment offered for each completed support session.

What we are looking for: We need people who want to be involved in research; who can attend our training; and who are willing to offer their time, knowledge and support skills to Leeds based people with osteoarthritis for 1-2 hours a week over 8 consecutive weeks.

Training dates: Friday 1st February 2019 and Monday 4th February 2019

This is a great opportunity to get involved in a rewarding programme.

If you would like an application pack or want to discuss this opportunity informally please get in contact now!

  • Contact: Liz Lavender (Volunteer Coordinator) Email: 07849079746
  • Ethical approval reference number: 17/NW/0238
  • Closing date for participants: 28 January 2019