Chronic Illness Peer Support program, or ChIPS, is for adolescents and young
adults with significant chronic illnesses, both common and not so common (think
diabetes and methylmalonic academia). ChIPS provides structured activities for
participants to learn from each other, broaden their experiences and gain
been running for many years, has been positively evaluated, and at the moment
is 100% philanthropically funded via the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
health care professional directly involved with an adolescent’s or young
adult’s care can make a referral to ChIPS
via the usual RCH referral
programme staff can be contacted on:
Programme Manager: Meagan Hunt 03 9345 6616
Facilitator: Harry Brown 03 9345 6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitator: Bec Powers 03 9345 6616 or email@example.com
details on referrals, activities, donations and news about ChIPS have a look at the website.