The following is a brief outline of Bridge's Mentoring Service.
What is Mentoring?
Mentoring involves one person helping, supporting and encouraging another person to make progress or changes in their lives. It is not as formal as counselling but is more structured than befriending.
Bridge Programme Mentors
Our mentors are volunteers who are prepared to give their own time to help others improve their lives. They will have some history of addiction to a substance or some knowledge of the issues surrounding such an addiction and so will be able to identify with the problems facing members who have decided to address their alcohol or drug problems. They are not counsellors or drug workers. Their role is limited to a few hours a week of help and support.
All mentors will have attended a detailed two day training course regarding their role.
What skills or experience are required?
As part of their role, volunteer mentors may be required to:
Due to the nature of our work, volunteers will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement - no information relating to any members may be disclosed to third parties without the consent of both the member and Bridge SMP.
Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.