We have extended the deadline for peer mentor applications. We are looking for people with lived experience of mental illness who would like to be trained as peer mentors and offer one to one support to someone experiencing mental illness. The peer mentor will work with the mentee towards a goal that is of importance to them over 6-8 sessions, for example attending a local sports group.
This is a paid opportunity for peer mentors and may offer a pathway to employment or other opportunities. Applicants will be invited to an informal interview and training will take place in September.
Earlier on in the summer, a small group of peer mentors completed sessions with their first mentees, feedback included:
If you know of anyone that may be interested in the role, please pass them the attached role description, application form and equal opportunities form. The peer mentoring scheme is being coordinated by my colleague Sophie Hudson, Sophie can be contacted on 020 3960 7910 or at Sophie@advocacyproject.org.uk. If people need support completing the application form, they can talk to Sophie.
We will also be looking for people who would benefit from support from a peer mentor (a mentee), I have attached the referral form.
Any questions, please contact Sophie or I.
Mental Health User Involvement Coordinator
The Advocacy Project
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