We are offering a new Peer Mentor Support group for carers of those who are affected by alcohol or substance misuse. The group will offer new and existing carers the opportunity to meet up and share their experiences in a confidential and safe environment.
The Peer Mentor Support group is different from our other support groups in that it is carer led and allows the opportunity for carers to become Peer Mentor Champions. Training will be offered to those carers who would like to become volunteer Peer Mentor Champions, helping to build upon their existing knowledge and skills, enabling them to offer advice and support to new carer’s facing similar issues.
The first Peer Mentor Support session is on Tuesday 10th of March at 11 Regent Terrace, Gateshead between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. The group will then meet once a month.
If you are interested in finding out more about the group and/or the peer mentor opportunities that are available, please contact Alcohol and Substance Misuse Carer Support Workers Joanne Wilson or Carolynn Dixon on Tel: 0191 4900121.