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Peer Mentors Required

Are you caring for a loved one and want to support others in a similar situation? Would you like to learn new skills, enhance existing ones and gain qualifications?

The Carers Wellbeing Service at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre is recruiting six volunteers who can become peer mentors for other Carers. A peer mentor is someone who shares their knowledge, skills, and experience and provides emotional support and encouragement. As well as the buzz of helping other Carers, you will receive full training and gain some qualifications.

Our partner, The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is looking for people who have been or are Carers and who are able to listen well to others, are friendly and empathic. Carer peer mentors need to be committed to the idea that Carer wellbeing is important and want to support other Carers with their wellbeing. 

The main tasks are to: 

  • Meet with a mentee during one of the centre’s away day wellbeing breaks. 
  • Have at least two phone conversations with your mentee before and/or after the break.

Free Training Provided
Mentors will receive training in Mental Health First Aid, Safeguarding, Signposting and Groupwork Skills. There will be eight 3 hour training sessions delivered face-to-face at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in Moseley. The training sessions and the wellbeing breaks will take place on a weekday during the daytime. 

How Much Time Will I Need to Invest?
In addition to the time to complete the training sessions, you will attend a wellbeing break for one day and then possibly one more day on top of that for mentoring outside of the day event. In total it should be between four and five days of involvement. The project will run between November 2022 and July 2023.

For more information, please contact Sara, maitrisara1@gmail.com or leave a message on the Birmingham Buddhist Centre office number for Sara on 0121 449 5279. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 11 October 2022.