Peer Mentor

  • VO70537


Description

This peer mentor role provides mentoring support from people with experience of M.E. to people living with M.E.. The aim is to give both people an opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and capacity to self- manage. Training for mentors will be provided and one to one and group support will be available as well as further skills development. Action for M.E. will provide information on how to create, manage and sustain a mentoring relationship. Mentors need to be able to support the ment

Organisation aims and objectives

Action for M.E. works to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with the chronic neurological condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), sometimes diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, or M.E./CFS)

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Likely to be one or two hours a month at minimum

Restrictions

Experience required: Mentors will need to be over 18, based in Scotland and have: Experience of living with M.E. for at least two years OR experience of caring for someone with M.E. for at least two years, Reached a stage in their illness where they have sufficient symptom stability to take on a mentoring role, Emotional readines
Travel details: Edinburgh and surrounding areas
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel costs reimbursed on receipt of expenses form and tickets. Paid monthly in bank account.
Training details: Training starts soon so please get in touch as soon as possible.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.