Peer Mentoring is the help and support that people with lived experience of a mental illness can give one another. Peer Mentors can offer a story of hope and support and assist a participant’s recovery by sharing their own experiences.
Peer Mentoring can be immensely valuable, providing insights, hope and understanding. Often it is a unique relationship, not friendship or therapy, but filling the gap between the two.
“As someone who has previously had an eating disorder it would have been incredible to have a program such as this to exist. In the midst of illness, it can feel like you will never be well. This program provides proof that people will and do become well.” – Peer Mentor
“Through the program I can safely express my feelings and emotions, challenge my fear foods in a safe environment, and be provided support and encouragement from someone who has recovered from an ED themselves.” – Peer Participant