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SummaryPeer Mentors will use their lived experience of mental health challenges as basis to support others. Contacting them on regular basis for agreed period of time.
A a Peer Mentors you will be linked to individuals with similar challenges and interests. You will undertake an agreed number of mentoring sessions with the person you are connected with, either meeting virtually or over the phone . These sessions will be at a pre-arranged time and each lasting no longer than 1 hour.
What will be involved?:
Through conversations and sharing experiences about each others strengths, what helps, whats around in the community you will be supporting people to take steps towards, and achieve, goals they have set.
You will attend a Peer Mentoring Course (delivered by WATCH) and Peer Mentor induction specific to your mentor role with Peer Connections (delivered by Peer Connections project officer).
Peer Mentor training sessions will enable you to gain the confidence, skills and knowledge you need to be a mentor and make a difference to someone's life and mental well-being.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
About Peer Connections, Rethink Mental Illness
Peer Connections is a new mentoring project covering all areas of Somerset for people affected by mental health challenges to give and receive support. The project aims to help people with their health and well-being, through mutually supportive one-to-one relationships over a period of around three months. We train people with lived experience of mental health challenges who would like to support others as "mentors" and then match them to people who need support to assist with their recovery. Shared lived experience of what works for them, finding ways of achieving individual health and well-being goals.