What is peer mentor volunteering?
What do I gain from being a peer mentor?
We have been told that becoming a peer mentor has dramatically improved not only the lives of the services users but the lives and recovery of the peer mentors themselves. By giving something back and learning new skills along the way you can not only support others to become substance free but also develop your own skills and personal wellbeing too.
Do I have to be completely clean?
It is essential that all applicants are free from drug or alcohol dependence/use for at least 3 months prior to attending the training programme.
Applicants may still be prescribed substitute medication. However, they need to be on a stable dose and working towards reduction/stopping their prescription
How much time do I need to give?
You need to be able to commit a minimum of 4 hours per week to peer mentoring activity and have a commitment to your own personal and professional development by attending regular supervision meetings and training as identified by your supervisor.
Do I get long term support?
Turning Point will support you to access other education, training, volunteering and employment opportunities and continue to progress in your own recovery.