The Peer mentoring programme is a holistic bespoke programme designed to give each peer mentor in your service the essential skills to support their fellow peers whilst also enhancing their own recoveries. The programme is designed to offer the framework and knowledge to promote positive outcomes across the service. It is also designed to raise their expectations and confidence so that the mentors are orientated towards employment and have jobs ready skills to the self belief to enter the jobs market and reach their potential as they progress through the programme. By accessing this peer mentoring programme, your mentors will have many of the skills to be ready to start as key workers should they wish, at the time that is right for them, or enter the broader employment market with all the soft skills and experience to make their progression smooth and successful. By accessing this programme you will have access to a skilled resource, that promotes recovery, ambition and further strengthens the bond between colleagues and service users.
The peer mentoring programme will give peer mentors the tools, skills, and boundaries to be inspirational role models who can help transform the recoveries of their fellow peers more rapidly and sustainably.
The mentors will have all the fundamental skills to effect change as mentors include work on boundaries, confidentially and how to report back, as well as how to engage their peers to create trust and hope.
The course incorporates the specific strategies and examples of how to communicate, feedback, set boundaries and also how to act as role models and how to manage themselves and set their own boundaries that highlight how they will prioritise their own wellbeing and recovery whilst acting as mentors.
The course will impact on the service by raising expectations and also develop mentors 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.
The peer mentoring programme’s duration can vary depending on the specific needs of your organisation. A comprehensive course is typically 12 consecutive weeks allowing for bank holidays. This course can be amended but the essential elements fo the course will impacted.
When we deliver in some services, such as residential rehabs and some treatment services, the course is delivered without any Bank Holiday breaks, as services continue to operate as normal on the occasions.
Your peer mentors will better understand how to better manage themselves and the environments in which they are providing support, touching on areas such as
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:
Your team will better understand the change process and progression: