PEER MENTOR SERVICE
Who can use this service?
The Peer Mentor Service is only available to users of the Liverpool Waves of Hope programme, which is aimed at those who have had difficulty engaging with services or have been excluded from services in the past. It aims to end the pattern of people moving in and out of different services none of which fully address their issues.
It is for over 18’s who are experiencing 3 of the four following issues:
All referrals must be made through the Intensive Support Service at: Liverpoolwavesofhope@riverside.org.uk or by phone on 0151 702 9060
The Peer Mentor Service is part of Liverpool Waves of Hope, a service for people who are experiencing difficulties with substance misuse, mental health, homelessness and/or offending.
A Peer Mentor can inspire and motivate the service user because they have had similar experiences. Someone struggling with alcohol or drugs may feel they will never get over it. By meeting with someone who has been through an experience similar to theirs they find it more believable that the can make progress towards recovery, that it is possible.
Our Peer Mentors undertake accredited training and are provided with regular supervision and support. They are trained to empower service users using a person-centred approach. As well as the training they have received, Peer Mentors will use their experience to listen to service users and help them to explore options and make their own decisions.
A peer mentor can help increase the service user’s sense of confidence and wellbeing, support them to become more independent and increase recovery.