If you want to volunteer as a Mentor
All our Peer Mentors undertake accredited training delivered by the Institute of Mental Health and are provided with regular supervision and support.
Mentors are taught to empower mentees using a person-centred approach and effectively draw on their own experience to listen to their mentees and help them to explore options and make their own decisions.
- Develop excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- Utilise knowledge or any interests that you already have
- Build your confidence
- Put volunteering experience on your CV
- Our Peer Mentor Training is accredited by the Open University
- Gain references for your CV
- Demonstrate to employers that you are reliable and responsible. (You have shown commitment to a task and maintained a regular pattern of working hours).
- Meet people who can help you to find paid employment when you are ready
- It is sure to give you great feeling to know that you are helping to improve the quality of someone else’s life and doing so much good!
We are all here to help each other along in life.
VoiceAbility has been a life changing experience, not just for me but also for my family and my mentees. During my mentoring I have come across some strong inspiring service users who make my work feel so special to me. I have received a lot of support from colleagues and also admin staff and managers. VoiceAbility has given me a purpose in life and I feel so honoured to be part of such a great team. I have had a lot of doors slammed in my face but VoiceAbility isn’t one of them, instead they open the doors. I feel that all the staff and service users are an asset to this company. Sometimes I still wake up feeling lost like I have no purpose in life anymore, but once I turn up for work I leave feeling so positive and as though I have achieved a lot. VoiceAbility makes me feel like I belong here. Thank you all for all the work and support.Natalie Barnett