Training and development
Many of our peer mentors undertake an accredited learning course leading to a Level 2 Diploma in Progression. However, we also offer peer mentoring opportunities for those who don’t wish to study for a qualification or perhaps have literacy needs.
For those who do wish to develop their skills further, there are opportunities to move across and take on new challenges as a volunteer or in a paid role. Many of our staff are former peer mentors so you might also find that this is a good step towards a future career.
Watch this clip from our film, 'Changing Lives at HMP Belmarsh', which shows how working as peer mentor helped Lee overcome his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Getting support from a peer mentor
If you are currently accessing one of our services or you’re thinking of popping in for some help and you would prefer to speak to a peer mentor, please get in touch with your local service to discuss your preferences and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.