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Mentoring

Mentor volunteers are matched with service users and work with them on a one to one basis. Together they work towards achieving realistic goals while developing new skills to build confidence and independence along the way.

As a mentor, you will be supporting people who are receiving support from the Community Rehabilitation Service, who have been discharged from Bristol Mental Health on our Get Connected project.

We offer mentoring support to clients from 6 weeks to 6 months. Whether you have a small amount of time or are after a longer involved role, we are flexible to find something that suits you.

One mentor said:

“I wanted to take the opportunity to support someone on a one to one basis, where I could not only build that person’s goals and confidence, but also my own and challenge myself”.

Lived experience? Try peer mentoring

Peer mentors are people who have experience of the issues facing clients – across homelessness, mental health issues, drug and alcohol problems, offending histories and other life issues, and experience of using services. If this is you, and you now feel you are in a place to support others, we’d love to hear from you.

All peer mentor relationships are unique and can act as role models or a sounding board for people who are experiencing difficult times in their lives. It can be invaluable for our clients to speak to someone who has experienced what they are now going through and help them get involved in new activities or simply to talk things through.

Like mentors, peer mentors are matched with clients and work with them on a one to one basis. Together you will work towards achieving realistic goals while developing new skills to build confidence and independence along the way.

To find out more about this role, please contact us on 0117 909 6630 or volunteering@second-step.co.uk

How to apply

For further information please download a role profile. This also includes an application form.

To discuss volunteering please phone Volunteer Services on 01179 096630 or email volunteering@second-step.co.uk