Mentors

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“breaking the revolving door cycle”

Mentors and advocates are available for African and Caribbean service users needing a sounding board and platform which underpins other structured activities and / or training that we provide.

A mentor or advocate can help someone to explore what’s going on in their local area or give them an extra boost of confidence by accompanying them to appointments or supporting them as they encounter personal difficulties or try new activities.

Just meeting for a coffee and a catch-up may be the thing that helps the mentee move forward in their recovery.

Mind’s statement on peer support states:

Peer support offers many benefits, for example: shared identity and acceptance, increased self-confidence, the value of helping others, developing and sharing skills, improved mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, information and signposting, challenging stigma and discrimination.

The alignment of the peer support work within the 300 Voices project aims to empower young African Caribbean men and women with mental health support issues to be supported to speak up for their rights, experience wider social engagement and build on their interest and skills.

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Express an InterestWant to be an advocate or mentor?

If you’re interested in becoming an advocate or mentor, we would love to hear from you. Our enrolment process is staggered throughout the year so don’t be disappointed if you are unable to get started right away!

Express an InterestRegister to be a participant or mentee!

While we do have limited capacity for new participants, we can keep you on a waiting list and refer you to other community-based services.

If you are interested in becoming a participant or mentee download and complete the Express of Interest form or click here for the online EOI.

IMPORTANT:  Mentees or participants can be male or females from an African or Caribbean background or of mixed African / Caribbean heritage.

Contact us if we can be of further assistance.