SHP is delighted to welcome 13 new Peer Mentors to the organisation.

These dedicated volunteers, all of whom have overcome alcohol or substance misuse issues, will now use their skills and experience to support others on their recovery journeys.

The Peer Mentors took part in an accredited four week training course at SHP’s Camden Recovery Service, covering topics such as mentoring skills, safeguarding, mental health awareness and boundaries.

Absolutely vital support

Rosie Fowler, Peer Mentor Team Manager, said: “Peer Mentors provide absolutely vital support to people going through their recovery – from accompanying people to appointments and rehab check ins, to simply providing a kind and sympathetic ear. I’m delighted to welcome so many new mentors to the team – and have no doubt they will do a fantastic job of helping our clients take steps towards independence.”

Simon, a newly trained peer mentor, said: “I learned that I’m stronger and wiser than perhaps I give myself credit for. Also how healthy and refreshing it is to spend time with people with similar passions. The trainers blew me away with their passion, knowledge and kindness.”

The Peer Mentors are now being inducted into SHP services across London.

Find out more about peer mentors at SHP