Peer Mentor – Countywide

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Somerset, UK
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • June 17, 2022
  • £20k - £22k pr

Peer Mentor – Countywide

If you want to use your experience to help people change their lives for the better, peer mentoring with SASP/2BU/Young Somerset/Minehead Eye/Conquest could be just the opportunity you’re looking for.

Peer mentoring is all about using your experiences to help others. It’s a great chance to take something difficult that you’ve been through and turn it into something positive. You will show people that change is possible.

The Open Mental Health programme aims to work with young adults aged 16-25 years old who are transitioning out of children’s mental health services, or don’t meet the threshold for support with their mental health. The project will support young adults to foster a more positive view of themselves, raise aspirations and provide safe, fun and purposeful environments for them to feel more independent and empowered around their own mental health and engage positively in their communities.

The programme offers choice to the young adults around their area of interest and they will be able to request a mentor who share a similar interest to them.

As a Peer Mentor for Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership you will be supporting young adults who have an interest in sport and being active to help them raise self-esteem and aspiration to make positive choices through joining specific sports clubs or other physically active community groups or developing their leadership skills by

Key to the success of the project is employing a peer mentor who has the ability to engage with young adults, some who might be inactive and disengaged, many who do not access any regular clubs or activities. As a peer mentor you will draw on your own life experience in offering support to the young adults you work with. You will support these young adults to grow their confidence and self-esteem as well as develop positive social networks through community groups and through the mentoring, understand their worth and grow their aspiration.

For further information on the role, please contact Laura Dyke, on 01823 653990 or email recruitment@sasp.co.uk.

Closing date: Friday 17th June

Job Overview
  • Salary
    £20k - £22k pr
  • Job Category
    Community
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