Peer support, or peer mentoring as it is now more frequently called, is a service that can match you with a trained volunteer to offer regular or one-off 1 to 1 support.
Depending on the amount of support you feel you may need from your mentor, it could mean that you arrange to meet just once. This may be enough to overcome one particular concern or experience. However, you may agree with your mentor that you would want to meet on a weekly or fortnightly basis for a period of time.
Peer mentoring can help with reducing loneliness and social isolation, building confidence, making contacts with other agencies and services and helping to manage issues related to HIV and ageing with someone who is in a good position to understand.
Our Peer Mentor volunteers have all completed induction training and we will have received satisfactory references and a cleared DBS check at the required level. Our peer mentors are trained to value your confidentiality and to treat you with respect and dignity. We can offer you peer mentors within the following demographics:
ACCESSING THE SERVICE
AFRICAN MEN AND WOMEN
To express an interest in accessing the peer mentoring service please contact Laura Hamilton on the number below or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR OVER 50s
To express an interest in accessing the peer mentoring service please contact Sharon Summers on the number below or email@example.com
To express an interest in accessing the peer mentoring service please contact Peter Boyle on the number below or firstname.lastname@example.org We are currently able to accept online referrals for gay and bisexual men’s peer support as part of the being+ work. For all other peer mentoring enquiries, please contact Laura Hamilton email@example.com
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