ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MENTOR TO OTHER STROKE SURVIVORS?
What is a Mentor?
A Peer Support Mentor is a person who has had a Stroke or a Carer of a Stroke Survivor who is willing and able to assist another Stroke Survivor/Carer in the recovery process. The mentoring program aims to link together new Stroke Survivors/Carers to provide them with the opportunity to communicate with someone else in a similar situation but who is further along in their recovery.
The program will match people living with Stroke (either Stroke Survivors or Carers of Stroke Survivors) with a trained peer support worker who is also a Stroke Survivor or Carer. Initial contact will be by telephone or email.
The Peer Support Mentor’s Role:
Peer Support Mentors do not perform the role of trained counsellors. Their role is primarily to listen, share their experience of Stroke and offer support to other Stroke Survivors/Carers. They are volunteers who are trained and supported by the Stroke Recovery Association to undertake this role.
ARE YOU INTERESTED????
Recruitment is commencing right now. The training courses will be conducted in an accessible venue in a number of locations in the near future.
An application form can be obtained from the Stroke Recovery Association by calling 1300 650 594 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org