The Member2Member role is a peer to peer support programme which taps into the knowledge and experience of members who have lived with the condition for many years, the Member2Member programme offers those new to the condition with an extra level of one to one support.
We link members by experiences rather than geography, through conversations over the phone or email, so members can share their stories, learn from each other, pick up tips and recommendations and potentially make a new friend.
Who can take part?
The programme is open to all members of Coeliac UK including parents and carers of children or people with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH).
I feel we really benefited from being in contact as we were able to talk very specifically about the challenges around having coeliac children.
I really enjoy being part of the M2M Scheme.
Looking for somebody to talk to?
If you are recently diagnosed and would like to speak to somebody else with the condition, or if you are supporting your child through their diagnosis and adjustment to a gluten free diet, this programme would be perfect for you. From the comfort of your own home you can be connected with our established and experienced members who offer a listening ear, kind word and support for as little or as long as you need it.
I found this programme to be so helpful. I would certainly recommend or help others who are just starting out.
I did contact our mentor a couple of times about specific queries and she was fantastic - really helpful and supportive.
Interested in becoming a supporter?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering on the programme. We currently have a fantastic number of volunteers in place and as such are not recruiting for the role at this time. However, please keep an eye on our electronic newsletter where we will post recruitment openings when appropriate.