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Mentor M.E. peer support project needs volunteers

December 14, 2016

Our Mentor M.E. peer support project is still looking for participants, both as service users and as mentors. 

The Mentor M.E. peer support network is a five-year Action for M.E. project, launched in 2016, and funded by the Scottish Government and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) from the Transforming Self-Management in Scotland Fund. This project is developing a network of volunteer peer mentors supporting people living with M.E. in Scotland.

The Mentor M.E. project aims to:

  • empower people living with M.E. and their carers to manage the condition in line with individual circumstances while living their lives as fully as possible
  • grow a new peer mentoring network, rolling it out in stages across different areas of Scotland between 2016 and 2021
  • develop a strong sustainable mentoring network led by people living with M.E.

We are developing the Mentor M.E. network in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife, and began recruiting volunteer mentors in September 2016. Mentors will take part in training and skills-development sessions before we match them with people seeking mentoring support from early 2017.

If you live in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife and have a few hours a fortnight to spare, we are looking for volunteers who have (or have direct experience of) M.E., or who have experience of the illness through supporting a friend or family member with M.E. You might be looking for support yourself, or wanting to share your knowledge, skills and experience with someone who needs supporting.

For more information, please