Training available for parents to become a peer mentor volunteer

Sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Are you a parent or carer of a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)? Would you be interested in becoming a Peer Mentor volunteer and offering a listening ear to other parents and carers?

North East Lincolnshire Council is offering people the opportunity to train as Peer Mentors and support other parent carers at local events like the SEND coffee mornings. 

The training is funded by the Council and is delivered online over six weeks via Microsoft Teams. Each session lasts around 2-hours. The dates and times can be arranged to fit around your other commitments. 

There are ten places available available. Once trained, you will be invited to attend coffee morning sessions along with three events throughout the year in your new role as a volunteer qualified peer support mentor. 

The training includes: 

  • 6 AQA Units exploring the Peer Mentor role, relationship with mentee, signposting and supporting peer mentors and their own self-care.
  • A designated Learning and Development Practitioners to plan, lead and complete assessment and evaluation of learning.
  • Workbooks and creative activities to support the learning
  • AQA certificates on completion

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