The Mito Foundation Mito Connect Calls

Image of a telephoneMito Connect Calls are monthly support sessions held via teleconference.  They are open to everyone affected by mito.

Mito Connect Calls provide a virtual space for members of the mito community to connect with each other. We hope they will go a little way to ease the isolation that many people experience, whether due to geographical location and/or health issues.

This is your forum, however a member of the Mito Foundation staff will be on hand to facilitate the call, offer topics of conversation and assist where necessary. There are also plans to include guest speakers, such as clinicians, researchers and allied health workers to provide information and answer your questions.

The calls have been created for the mito community, and we will invite your feedback after every session.

Please read the following guidelines before joining a call.

We understand that it can be daunting to speak about your experiences with people you may not have met before. To help you prepare for the call, read our Mito Connect Call tips.

Visit our upcoming events page to find out when the next call will be held.

Please register for the next session by emailing Services Officer Sophie at sophie.newhouse@mito.org.au or calling (02) 8033 4113, you will then be sent instructions for joining the call.

If you have ideas or thoughts about this new initiative, please contact the foundation using the above contact details.

If you are hearing impaired and would like to join a Mito Connect Call, please contact Rebecca.

What to expect on a Mito Connect Call

An the Mito Foundation staff member will welcome you when you dial in. Once everyone has dialled in, you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself. The call is then open for participants to ask questions and share their experiences. The Mito Foundation staff member will remain on the call, however participants are encouraged to speak among themselves. If you would prefer to listen without speaking that’s okay too.