Befriender/Peer Mentor for Futures in Mind

At Futures in Mind we support a range of people affected by substance/alcohol misuse and mental ill health in their recovery. As a befriender or peer mentor you will provide one to one support to an individual on their journey to recovery from mental ill health and/or substance/alcohol misuse.

You will provide company, support, and encouragement to individuals who may feel isolated and lonely so they can re-engage with their community and take part in activities. Those who take part in our mentoring will be able to provide more structured support, and also gain an NCFE qualification in mentoring!


No specific skills required, just be open, honest, non-judgemental, friendly and willing to help with however much time you can commit. Any time you give, will be a long way to helping people in their recovery. All DBS, training, and expenses are provided by Futures in Mind.


‘One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time’. 


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/02/2019

End Date: 26/02/2020

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Availability Details



This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Maldon

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