Diabetes Peer Support

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’ve found the regular mentoring sessions tremendously helpful. The weekly supportive chat has helped me get back in control and made me feel like I can make the changes I need to do to have a healthier lifestyle. Made a vast difference and don’t think I’d be doing anywhere near as well as I am without it.” (Mentee, 2021)

Please Note: In line with our COVID-19 risk assessment and government guidelines, we are now offering the option of in-person mentoring meetings as well as digital support through online video chats.

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

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.

“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)

Our Peer Mentors provide 1-2-1 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 955 5038 / 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.

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!

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