Echo Coaches provide peer to peer telephone support for carers supporting a loved one through recovery. Echo coaches are volunteers who have cared for someone with an eating disorder and are matched with a parent carer who is currently supporting someone with an eating disorder.
You will support the carer over a 6-month period, by having a regular weekly 30-minute phone call
You will receive online training giving you all the skills to become a peer coach
Digital call handling technology means that calls can be diverted through Beat’s Helpline so no personal phone numbers (or other contact details) will be shared
Experience required: How do I become a Peer Coach?
1. You must have personal experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder, and the person you have cared for must be in sustained recovery
2. You should have a passion to help others, and be prepared to share experiences to help with this
3. Complete the application form and supply two referees who can comment on your suitability for the role
4. Have internet access, a reliable telephone connection, and be able to use a computer
Minimum age: 18
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