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New peer-mentoring support network seeks volunteers

September 05, 2016

Mentor M.E. is Action for M.E.’s new volunteer peer-mentor support network for people affected by M.E. in Scotland, funded by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the Alliance) and the Scottish Government from the Transforming Self-Management in Scotland Fund.

It aims to empower people living with M.E. and their carers to manage the condition by growing a volunteer peer-mentoring network to roll out in stages across different areas of Scotland between 2016 and 2021

The Mentor M.E. peer-mentor support network will provide its volunteers with:

  • tailored training and skills development sessions
  • matching for mentors and mentees
  • on-going one-to-one and group support
  • the opportunity to support others living with M.E.
  • increased insight into condition management in different circumstances. 

Could you take part in this project?

If you have a few hours a fortnight to spare, we are looking for volunteers who have direct experience of M.E., including carers, friends or family members. You might be looking for support yourself, or wanting to share your knowledge, skills and experience with someone who needs supporting. We are developing the Mentor M.E. network in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife, and are now recruiting volunteer mentors. Training and skills-development sessions for mentors will follow in November and December 2016 before we match them with people seeking mentoring support from early 2017. 

If you are interested in becoming part of the Mentor M.E. peer support network, please contact Avril McLean, Project Worker on 07753 247099 or by email.