Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentor Volunteer (Lived Experience)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to embed the lived experience of those who have experienced mental ill health into the emerging Living Well Salford Service. Citizens lived experience has been an intrinsic part of the design of this new and developing service. There is now an opportunity to add to and build on this through (Volunteer) Lived Experience Mentoring. Providing a distinct element to the Living Well Salford Team’s overall service offer. Our service users tell us that they would welcome support from someone who has experience of what they are going through. Creating this connection between Lived Experience Mentors offers people hope, aspiration and motivation throughout their recovery journey.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Service: Living Well Salford Base of activity: On line and agreed (Covid secure) community venues within Salford


Role Title: Volunteer Peer Mentor, Lived Experience

Expenses: Travel and out of pocked expenses

Type of Appointment: Volunteer

Reports to: Peer Coordinator, Living Well Salford

Responsible to: Mind in Salford/Salford Mental Health Forum, on behalf of the Living Well Salford.

Volunteer Hours: Hours are negotiable dependent on personal circumstances and service requirements. A minimum commitment equivalent to 1 day across Monday - Friday as agreed to meet service demand.


ROLE PURPOSE: To offer help, support and guidance through their own lived experience of mental ill health to those who are struggling with their mental health and on their journey through Living Well Salford. To provide Lived Experience Peer Mentoring on line and where necessary at agreed community (Covid secure) venues in the community as required by Living Well Salford Team. To be an integral part of the Living Well Team promoting the voice of lived experience and mentoring in Living Well Salford Team, including supporting and informing the allocation of mentees, defining goals and recording and reporting outcomes of Lived Experience Mentoring to the Salford Living Well Team.


KEY TASKS: To work as part of the Living Well Salford Team in order to ensure Lived Experience Mentoring is offered as an integral element of the service user journey. To plan, deliver and report on Volunteer Peer Mentoring sessions in conjunction with the Living Well Team for service users who have identified wanting a Lived Experience Mentor.

For further information Contact Charlotte at Mind in Salford e-mail: Telephone or text: 07776 770223