Out of Work Peer Mentoring Service Event

Event Date: 16 November 2017
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Specialist employment support for people in recovery from mental ill-health, substance misuse and/or alcohol misuse

It will celebrate the achievements of the service in its first year of delivery, and recognise the work of Peer Mentors. The Minister for Social Services and Public Health will be the Keynote Speaker. 

The event will focus on: 

  • service achievements
  • lessons learnt and 
  • areas for improvement 

We will invite stakeholders, healthcare professionals and people working on other relevant projects.  To register your interest in attending this event or find out more, please contact outofworkservice-peer(at)gov.wales - 03000 255000  

The Peer Mentoring Service can support people who live in Wales and:

  • Have struggled with mental ill-health, or substance or alcohol misuse  
  • Are aged 16-24 and not in education, training or employment or
  • Are aged 25 and older, and have not been looking for work, or have been unemployed for longer than 12 months.
  • Are in recovery but would like some help to keep going  
  • Would like to talk to someone who has recovered and has been trained to become a mentor, supporting others in their recovery journey
  • Would like to volunteer, or go on work placement, back to education, or find paid work

This service offers free, confidential peer support, from trained mentors who have personal experience of substance misuse and / or mental ill-health.
Peer mentors are trained to provide practical help with specialist employment support. It addresses specific issues that people in recovery face when beginning or returning to: 

  • training 
  • education 
  • or paid employment 

It also offers support for up to three months to participants who find work.

A link to the website can be found here

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