About being a Peer Supporter

Peer supporters

We are always keen to welcome new Peer Supporters to join our team and have developed a robust procedure for training and supporting our peer supporters once they are on board.

All Peer Support volunteers receive mandatory training, covering aspects of safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety, code of conduct and peer support training developed in conjunction with clinical psychologists and informed by best practice to ensure that you are fully prepared for your volunteering role.

Peer Supporters are also supported by a trained counsellor who helps them to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behaviours and general approach with the patient. Ongoing support and learning are provided to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Peer Support Volunteers and to enable shared learning.

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To express your interest in becoming a Peer Supporter please complete the expression of interest form below which we will assess to help us ensure you meet the necessary criteria, before inviting you for an interview. We ask that all peer mentors are six months on from their own traumatic event before expressing an interest in the role.

The interview is an opportunity for us to ensure you have the right skills, reflect the values of Day One and understand what the role involves. If you are accepted as a Peer Supporter you will undergo the standard checks, including a DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check, in line with our commitment to safeguarding.

“As well as giving people hope by sharing my story with them, I can share my coping strategies. It means so much to be able to talk to somebody who understands everything you’re feeling.”

Sarah Johnson, Peer Supporter

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