Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring programme is a holistic programme to is designed to enhance the recovery of each peer mentor, that give the essential skills so that peers mentors better support their fellow peers,  and also raise their expectations and confidence so that they are orientated towards employment beyond as they progress through the programme.

An Introduction to the Betterminds' Peer Mentoring Course

The peer mentoring programme will give peer mentees the tools, skills, and boundaries to be role models who can help transform the recoveries of their fellow peers in an ethical, way. This will include the skills to inspire, act as role models, raise expectations and also develop key communication approaches to create mindset change within the culture to move their fellow mentees to engage with the support they need and move beyond their current needs by creating self-efficacy.

The Peer Mentoring programme is designed to go beyond recovery skills development and support the mentees to develop their self-esteem, transferable soft skills and expectations so that they will be employment facing, feeling ready to apply for jobs and, through the programme have some understanding of the interview process, interview skills and an understanding of their own value to prospective employers.

How Long is the Peer Mentoring Course?

The peer mentoring programme’s duration can vary depending on the specific needs of your organisation,

What Will My Team Gain From The Betterminds' Peer Mentoring Course

Your team will better understand how to better manage themselves and the environments in which they are providing support, touching on areas such as

  • Assertiveness
  • Boundaries 
  • Difficult conversations 
  • Feedback strategies 
  • How to develop rapport rapidly

 

Where Will The Betterminds' Peer Mentoring Course Be Useful

This programme is tailored around the specific requirements of the mentors, ensuring that all knowledge and tools are impactful as possible while being flexible enough to meet the unique needs of mentors. Composition and styles of sessions include:

  • Short sessions
  • Mix of discussion and activity
  • Build self esteem
  • Build practical communication skills
  • Build problem-solving skills
  • Build boundaries awareness
  • Build confident compassionate, safe, secure and certain peer mentors
  • Be more orientated towards employment
  • Have some jobs ready skills and knowledge
  • Have some jobs ready relevant experience

 

What Are The Primary Course Objectives

  • How to master your skills as a mentor
  • How to ask for support as a mentor
  • How to manage time,
  • How to use supervision effectively
  • How to plan for a job in services, interview techniques and interview questions and what you need to do to make you the best candidate that you can be.
  • How to be resilient to rejection
  • How to grow your own self-esteem and then how to cascade that to others.
  • How to manage failure (personal and that of others)
  • How to deal with guilt

What Else Will Our Team Learn

Your team will better understand the change process and progression:

  • The process of change and how to measure it
  • Stages of change how to see others learning and growing and know when to let nature take its course.
  • How to create motivation in others