The Ripple Pond is delighted to announce that we have recruited 5 volunteer Peer Mentors. They all come to us with a wealth of work and life experience, and have completed the specific training for this new role with flying colours. Initially they are working on a 1:1 basis with members referred to us by the Camden and Islington’s NHS Foundation Trust’s High Intensity Service (HIS) but we hope to extend this support service to within our wider membership during the coming months.
This higher level of support is so important to people who, at a particular time in their lives, face obstacles and need that helping hand and listening ear to help them along their way. The Mentor and Mentee work together to face these obstacles – they address them where possible and refer to specialist organisations when needed. That regular contact and support is vital to family members who often don’t know which way to turn.
Thank you to our Peer Mentors for their time, commitment, enthusiasm and empathy. They are providing an invaluable service we would not be able to offer without them and we are incredibly grateful.