Use your personal experience to help someone else...

Are you honest, reliable and a good listener? Do you have a positive attitude to mental health recovery and the ability to take on board guidance, direction and feedback?

Since launching in 2010, 64 people with personal experience of mental health difficulties have been trained in mentoring skills by Transcend. The project continues to seek people who could offer up to four hours a week to share their experience and understanding with someone in need of support.

If you think you would make a good peer mentor to someone else, you can nominate yourself or ask someone who supports you to contact the project for you.

To download a referral form please click here

The Mentor Journey

Transcend volunteers will have to satisfy our safeguarding  requirements by providing two references and undertaking a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) Volunteers will also benefit from:

  • Peer Mentor Skills training - an Agored Cymru accredited three day course that will give you the skills and abilities needed to support your ‘mentee’
  • Mental Health First Aid – an internationally recognised qualification that teaches people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support services 
  • Relevant training -The Transcend project coordinator will work with you to identify any training needs you have that will support you in volunteering
  • Ongoing support- as well as regular one to one supervision you will have the opportunity to meet with other Transcend mentors and receive informal support guidance, tea and cake

Contact the Involve office  on (01792) 457299 or email [email protected] for more information.