Why struggle coping alone, when you can gain support, guidance and inspiration from an experienced mentor?
Have you been recently diagnosed with a chronic illness and don’t know where to start?
Are you feeling overwhelmed or confused about your treatment options?
Do you want to start a family but don’t know if it’s possible or where to begin?
Are you feeling unsupported by your healthcare team and need advice on how to change this?
Do you want to have a whinge or cry about your illness without judgment or unhelpful advice?
Do you want some ideas on how to live a more fulfilled life with your chronic illness?
Do you want to be able to talk freely about your fears and concerns’, knowing your listener truly understands?
If yes, one-on-one mentoring sessions are for you.
Designed to be an opportunity for you to talk through particular issues or concerns, Suzie will use her welfare and legal skills and expertise; along with her personal experience of living with rheumatoid arthritis for 12+ years, to ensure you leave your session feeling:
Supported in your challenges of living with your chronic illness
Empowered to take control of your illness and treatment
Informed about practical strategies to help you cope with your challenges
Inspired to live a fulfilled life despite your health challenges
Connected to people, organisations and services that can support you
(Pregnancy and Parenting)
1 x 1 hour personalised mentoring session
face to face, phone or Skype (Australia or international)
issues related to pregnancy and parenting with a chronic health condition/s
copy of ‘Arthritis, pregnancy and the path to parenthood’ (valued at $29.95 AUD)
email support for 1 month post-session
“It was a real relief to meet and chat with Suzie. We were worried about Hannah starting some new medication, and to speak with Suzie who has been there and been through similar experiences was awesome! I know that Hannah now realises that living with Arthritis is just one of the many parts of her life and it’s ok if she’s having a bad day and not to feel guilty that she can’t do ‘everything’ all the time.” Tracey, parent of 14 year old with RA, Australia.
“Before I met Suzie I was nervous about starting a new medicine. Suzie helped me realise that when you have RA it’s likely that I will be having different medicines and not all of them will work. She helped me to understand that it’s ok to have a ‘bad day’ and not to feel guilty about stuff and to start to know the things I can and can’t do, and recognise that some things will affect me more than others. I now feel really positive about the future.” Hannah, 14, Australia.
"It is refreshing to know that there is someone that is not only going through the same battles as you but is also willing to take the time to help others. Suzie helped me see that I was not alone in my pre-pregnancy journey and that others feel the same way I feel." Diana, Australia.