We provide special support for young adults living with chronic kidney disease, including purpose-designed clinics and four-day retreats that allow interaction with peers and opportunities for sharing stories and exchanging ideas.

Here at Kidney Health Australia, we are committed to the care and health of all Australians with kidney disease, especially children and youth undergoing the challenging transition from child to adult treatment regimes. Part of this responsibility is to ensure the best possible support is funded, informed and effective.

Kidney Health Australia is currently reviewing its conduct of the Young Adult Life Skills Program, and we are confident it will return better than ever in 2018.

Young adult clinics conducted by nephrologists in Hobart, Adelaide and Brisbane will still be supported throughout 2017 and beyond.

Kidney Health Young Adult Clinics

Kidney Health Young Adult Clinics

Our Young Adult Clinics are the first of their kind in Australia. Organised for young adults aged from 18 to 25 years who are living with kidney disease, they were established in South Australia in 2013 in partnership with SA Health.

Young adults of this age can face a difficult transitional period as the risk of transplant loss is high, so these specialised clinics were developed to help better meet their needs.

Young Adult Clinics are held off-site, outside the hospital setting. They are conducted in conjunction with free social events, which help develop peer interaction between the participants and make attending a clinic a more personable experience.

The clinics are currently being conducted in South Australia, but we are in the process of organising them in other parts of Australia.

For more information, phone us on freecall 1800 454 363 or email kids@kidney.org.au.

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