Organisation

GMMH

Manchester Area

Manchester

M25 3BL

 

Role and Opportunity Details 

We are looking for people with lived experience of the criminal justice service.  Which mean you have been in custody, courts and or prison.  Peer mentor is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience and a person who is new to that experience. Peer mentors are also used for physical health, mental health, life skills and lifestyle changes. For example, clients, or patients, with support from peers, may have one-on-one sessions that meet regularly to help them community and support them to get to a group, G.P appointment etc. Peer mentoring provides individuals who have suffered from a specific life experience the chance to learn from those who have recovered, or rehabilitated, following such an experience.  Peer mentors provide education, recreation and support opportunities to individuals.  The peer mentor may support the service users with new ideas, and encourage the mentee to move beyond the things that are most comfortable.  Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence, social skills and reliability.

 

Specific Skills Required

  • Support and promote living well as a user led concept.
  • Emphasise hope and optimism, inspiring individuals to achieve their aspirations/goals.
  • Value experiential learning alongside other people.
  • Focus on strengths rather than deficits.
  • Foster collaboration between those who need support and those who support them.
  • Enable and promote autonomy and self-management.

 

Benefits of Volunteering with this organisation

  • Provides you with a sense of purpose
  • Provides a sense of community
  • Volunteering can help you feel connected to those you are helping in the community
  • Increases your social skills
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Teaches you valuable skills
  • Brings fun into your life
  • And much much more.

 

Level of commitment required 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

 

Date(s)/Time(s) Required

From May – 1 to 2 days a week.

 

Volunteer Opportunity Number

VO10194