Peer Mentors are people who are themselves in recovery and choose to support others who are currently involved with our services.
Peer Mentors have usually come through Double Impact services and have achieved stability in their own recovery. They then undergo a period of high quality training including Personal Development Skills, Mentoring Skills and Mentoring Practice, resulting in a recognised qualification.
Once in the role, peer mentors take on a variety of activities, from helping to facilitate groups to accompanying their fellow service users to important appointments and external recovery meetings. Perhaps most important is the ability of the Peer Mentor to embody recovery and inspire others to believe that they too can recover.
All Peer Mentors have a Continuous Professional Development Plan and regular supervision and the opportunity to access ongoing support from our employment projects, Recovery Recruitment and Building Better Opportunities.