Peer Mentor

  • Other, Young People (12-25), Women's Groups, Men's Groups, Local Community
  • Befriending/Mentoring
  • No Specific Locality
  • Fully flexible - mentoring can be conducted online or in person.
  • Website

Are you a care-experienced parent? Or a parent with strong knowledge of care? The Why Not Trust are looking for volunteers to become Peer Mentors, providing support to other care-experienced parents. We aim to create a judgment and stigma-free community of mentors and mentees where trusting one-to-one relationships can be established.

As a Peer Mentor, you have the opportunity to build a relationship with another care-experienced parent. By giving an hour a week, you can help a new or expectant parent with their confidence, and support and encourage them to make decisions and reach their goals.

A Peer Mentor at the Why Not? Trust is someone who:

-Is a parent, with experience of or strong knowledge of care.
-Is non-judgemental, caring, and supportive
-Can commit at least 4 hours per month
-Is willing to attend initial Mentor Training
-Wishes to join a supportive community

How does it work and what are the benefits?

-Express your interest today and our Peer Mentor Lead will be in contact to discuss next steps.
-Attend our full accredited Mentor Training in collaboration with the Scottish Mentoring Network
-Get matched to your own mentee - choosing when, where and how often to meet.
-Gain new experience, skills and confidence 
-Connect with another parent who just 'get it'
-Receive support from our Peer Mentor Lead every step of the way.
-Travel expenses will be provided if required 

The Why Not? Trust is working towards doing things differently. If you are a care-experienced parent and would like to get involved in our Peer Mentor programme, please e-mail our Peer Mentor Lead at ashleigh.donaldson@whynottrust.org or on 07850725799.

Travel Info
Mentoring will predominately take place online. Travel expenses covered if meeting in person.
Minimum age 18. Parents with experience or strong knowledge of care.

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