About the Peer Mentoring Service
Peer mentoring offers one-one solution focused support in the community. The service is staffed by Volunteer Peer Mentors. They will work with you to look at what support you need and the goals you would like to work toward which could include:
- Reducing isolation
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Improving communication and social skills
- Managing mental health
How We Provide this Support
You can meet with your Peer Mentor on a weekly basis over a maximum of 6 months. Your Peer Mentor will aid you in your recovery through practical assistance and support to allow you to maintain your independence.
Examples of support your Peer Mentor can provide include:
- Encouraging coping, self-help and self-management techniques
- Support to access community groups that will enable you to widen your social network
- Support to increase independence and manage living skills and responsibilities
- Help in identifying other organisations which may provide support
Who can access the Peer Mentoring service?
This service is available to adults who are recovering from mental ill health and their carers living in Hertfordshire. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to access this service.
If you are currently in receipt of a personal budget or direct payment you will need to use this to pay for this service.
How to refer
You can self-refer or be referred by other organisations.
Please contact your nearest centre to pick up a referral form or if you require additional information please call 02037 273600.For more information contact us.