Purpose of role

We are seeking Peer Mentors to provide one to one support to clients within the community assisting them in their recovery from mental health difficulties. Peer Mentors will work with clients to achieve goals established jointly by the client and the Peer Mentor.  Support is offered on a weekly basis for a maximum of 6 months.  Full training will be provided.

Time commitment

A minimum of two hours per week

Locations

Bishops Stortford, Borehamwood, Dacorum, Letchworth, South Oxhey, Waltham Cross, Ware, Watford

Main tasks

  • To help service users establish achievable goals to work towards during the 6 month partnership, using the Recovery Star
  • To provide Peer Mentoring and practical assistance to service users in order for them to regain and maintain control of their lives
  • To engage with service users to show empathy, share experience and inspire hope, towards promoting recovery
  • Develop coping, self-help and self-management capability within the peer relationship
  • Support people to access community groups that enable service users and/or carers to participate in local community activities and maintain their independence
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately to a member of staff