Diabetes Peer Support

Are you living with type 2 diabetes? Would you like to help others manage their diabetes? If so we want to hear from you!

 

We are currently looking for people to join our type 2 diabetes peer support service as volunteer Peer Mentors.

Our Peer Mentors provide1-2-1 support to people who need help managing their type 2 diabetes on a weekly basis for up to 4 months. To find out more please read the Role Description, or contact Robyn on 0117 9555 038 / info@brigstowe.org. If you would like to apply complete an Application Form and email it to info@brigstowe.orgIf you would like a printable version of the application form  contact us and we will send it to you right away.

Applications close on Friday 12th March with training on the 22nd, 25th and 27th March.

You will receive full training, support and regular supervision as well as being reimbursed for expenses. You will also join a fantastic and welcoming community of other mentors who are all living with type 2 diabetes as well!

“I mentor because I wish a service like this had been available for me when I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I had a lot of false starts in managing it. Now that I feel I am, I’m really happy to be able to help others do the same” (Mentor, 2019)

Recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or just need some support in managing it? We’re here for you.

If you have type 2 diabetes and live in Bristol, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire, our peer mentor service can help you take control of your health.

Our peer mentors also have type 2 diabetes and want to meet with you to share their own experience of living with the condition. They will provide you with the right information and support to help you learn more about diabetes and live well.

You can meet with the same mentor weekly who will:

  • Listen to the challenges or obstacles you may have
  • Share their own experiences with you of what helps
  • Provide you the right information about type 2 diabetes
  • Support you to identify goals and work towards them together
  • Our mentors can offer both in–person* and online support.

“I have always felt like I am the same as I was 20 years ago, but the diagnosis made me feel my age. After taking part in mentoring I now feel like I did before, 20 years younger.”(Mentee, 2019)

*Please note Due to COVID-19 restrictions and to keep all mentors and mentees safe we will be providing support digitally through online video chats, which you will have full support to access. Our aim is to also reintroduce in-person mentoring as soon as we can in line with government guidelines and our own risk assessment.

If you are or know people who may be interested in meeting with a peer mentor, please contact Robyn on 0117 955 5038 or info@brigstowe.org