Chat Rheum is an initiative by Naomi Creek using the ‘Meetup Everywhere’ website. The idea is to encourage people with arthritis related conditions to meet others in their local area with similar conditions to them for mutual support.
During Naomi’s five years leading the Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group (YWASG) in Melbourne, Australia, she regularly witnessed the benefits of people living with arthritis (particularly chronic inflammatory types) meeting up with others in a social setting. Having also had people from all over the globe ask her how to meet others who live with similar conditions (or how to start their own support group), she decided to start Chat Rheum!
Setting up a Chat Rheum only takes a few minutes. Just click on the map on the right or take a look under the menu “Get a Rheum” for simple step by step instructions. We hope you see the benefits in Chat Rheum and share the news with others you know in the arthritis community.
Naomi’s goal is to see hundreds of Chat Rheums all over the world – to get people out of their homes and meeting others so they feel less isolated!
Chat Rheum Team