What is mentoring?

As part of GOGA, we are recruiting mentors to work one to one with someone who wants to be more active but might lack confidence or finds it difficult to do physical activity because of a disability or health condition. They build up confidence and provide motivation and support.

We’re also looking for mentees: People who want to be more active but don’t want to go it alone. If you want to be more active and want someone to come along with you to activities, we want to hear from you!

Peer Support is a disabled person supporting another disabled person- we particularly welcome people who have experience themselves of disability or health conditions.

We’re very flexible, fitting in volunteering with family or work commitments.

Sounds good?! What do you get in return?

Full training and ongoing support are provided. You’ll develop new skills, get a reference and support to plan your next step if you’re looking to get into work or just want a new challenge. You’ll meet new people and network with other volunteers. Your support can improve someone’s confidence, help them to meet their goals and become more active.

What happens next?

We are running an information session In March covering:

  • What does the programme involve
  • Disability awareness and confidence
  • Developing motivation skills and setting goals

This session will also tell you more about how the programme works and what support is available. This is open to people of all ages and abilities. Lunch, travel costs and refreshments provided.

Questions? Or to book a place, contact:

Kate Pieroudis (Peer Support Lead, Disability Rights UK)    or   07715 960710

Karla Burton (GOGA Co-ordinator, BDSL) or 07484521575

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