Diabetes Peer Support

Are you living with Type 2 diabetes and want to help others? Become a peer mentor!

This as an exciting new project following from our previous experience of providing successful peer mentoring programs for people living with long-term chronic health conditions that has helped people to live well after a diagnosis. We are now expanding this model to type 2 diabetes in Bristol to help and support people newly diagnosed with the condition, help them come to terms with their diagnosis and improve both their health outcomes and their personal feelings about living with diabetes.

We need you!

We’re looking to recruit 10 enthusiastic and motivated volunteers living with Type 2 diabetes in Bristol who can listen, share experiences and motivate people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. We are interviewing in February and March for mentors to train in April and start mentoring in April/May 2019.

Not sure if this is the role for you?

You don’t need to be an expert in diabetes and you don’t need to have the perfect lifestyle. If you have been living with type 2 diabetes, have struggled to understand the condition, had setbacks and obstacles that have caused you to struggle on the way, you are ideal for this project. Your personal experience in having had these problems makes you a great person to help someone else avoid those same issues. Still not sure, contact us and have a chat!

As a peer mentor you will:

  • Receive full training and ongoing support
  • Develop your knowledge of type 2 diabetes
  • Meet other people living with type 2 diabetes
  • Have all expenses relating to mentoring reimbursed

To apply for this role you will need to be:

  • Living with Type 2 diabetes
  • Able to commit an hour a week to provide mentoring in Bristol and attend a monthly supervision session
  • Available for training on 5th-7th April

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 

Sunday, 31 March, 2019 – 13:00

How to Apply: 

To Apply for this role by email, please complete the Diabetes Peer Support Volunteer Application Form (Digital) and email to diabetes@brigstowe.org.

To apply for this role by post, please print and complete Diabetes Peer Support Volunteer Application Form (Paper) and send to Diabetes Peer Support Service, Brigstowe, Easton Commmunity Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW.