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Mito Meet-ups are online support groups led by mito community members. These group calls are safe spaces to connect with people who understand the challenges of living with mitochondrial disease (mito). These are supportive environments to share experiences and find understanding.

Meet your hosts

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Shelley Beverley

Shelley, originally from South Africa, now lives in Tasmania. Her family has a history of mito and she has a type called MELAS. She experiences symptoms such as: hearing loss, high blood pressure, diabetes, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Shelley is committed to raising awareness of mito and advocating for legal changes. She finds strength in hosting Mito Meet-ups and offering guidance and support to others on their mito journey.

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Matthew Barker

Matthew lives in Melbourne, Victoria. He became aware of mito through his own MELAS diagnosis. Despite symptoms such as muscle weakness and sensory loss, he continues to travel the world. Matthew is hopeful that research will find a cure for mito and values the support from Mito Meet-ups. He strives to make these meet-ups an inspiring and supportive environment for all.

Event information


Sat 10 Aug 2024

Start Time

10:30 am AEST

End Time

11:30 am AEST

Below are the start times based on State/Territory:

QLD, ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 10.30 am

SA, NT: 10.00 am

WA: 8.30 am

Joining an online event

Our online events are held via Zoom. Please read our Mito Connect event guidelines for more information on accessing Zoom. If you require assistance to attend our events please get in touch. Contact us at supportservices@mito.org.au, and we will be happy to help.

Links and Resources

Event guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that all participants get the most out of Mito Foundation's online events.


Mito Foundation events bring together people impacted by mito. We welcome you to join us at any of our upcoming events.