Here at Providence Row we are very lucky to have the support of dedicated volunteer Peers, who help support our services and the people we work with in a number of ways.
What is a Peer Mentor?
Peer Mentors may have had lived experience of homelessness, substance use and recovery and/or mental health issues. They may also have used Providence Row or other support and health services in the past and now they want to use their knowledge and skills to help others.
There are lots of ways Peers can get involved. Here are some examples:
- Helping people get to the doctor, hospital or treatment appointments
- Supporting staff at satellite drop-in sessions
- Promoting activities
- Welcoming new people to the centre
- Planning and running activity sessions
- Helping in our kitchen
- Helping to shape and develop our services
What it can do for me?
Becoming a Peer gives people the chance to share skills and experience, while also developing new ones which can help build your confidence and your CV.