What is a Peer Mentor?
Peer mentoring is all about using your experiences to help others. It’s a great chance to take something difficult that you’ve been through and turn it into something positive.
Peer mentors use their experiences to help others make positive changes. Peer mentors may be in recovery or a past or present recipient of Target services. Others may have helped a loved one through their journey.
What it’s like to be a peer mentor
Lots of people don’t know what to expect when they first come Target. It makes a big difference if they can turn to someone who knows what they’re going through.
As a peer mentor you will be a role model and friendly guide. You will show people that change is possible.
We’ll personalise your role depending on your interests and experience. Here are some of the things you might do:
- Talk to people one-to-one about their needs and any concerns
- Welcome people to the service and explain what their experience might be like
- Lead social groups like breakfast clubs, theatre groups and sports clubs
- Help to organise events that raise awareness of the service
- Give talks about your own experience (if you feel comfortable doing it)