Ealing RISE - London

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Volunteers are a really important part of our service. You'll give inspiration to people and help them change their lives.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us.

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Peer mentors

Many of the people who come into our services are nervous and don't know what to expect. If you have been through treatment, you can become a peer mentor and help reassure people about what to expect. You can give advice because you understand what people are going through.

If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please contact us.

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Peer mentor training

Training will be delivered over five days. The training is accredited and will lead to certification of your learning.

Lunch will be provided, and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed (with a receipt).

Topics will include the following:

  • Mentoring skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Boundaries and confidentiality
  • Substance awareness
  • Assertiveness

You will need to attend all five days to receive your certificate. Please arrive in good time, or you will miss important parts of the course and won’t be able to complete it.

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Peer mentor placement

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity of a placement with us to develop your skills and experiences.

The role of a peer mentor can include:

  • Helping to run drop-ins and welcome people into the service
  • Delivering group sessions
  • Escorting people to appointments
  • Organising activities or outings
  • Supporting people through their treatment

Our peer mentor placements last for six months, and will usually be a minimum of one day per week. You’ll have one-to-one supervision, further training, and support from other peer mentors.

If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, please email [email protected].