Adjusting to life following traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be hard and feel lonely. Our Peer Mentor Program can give the chance to talk and share experiences in a safe and supported way.
This Service is for:
What is a Peer Mentor?
A Brain Injury SA (BISA) Peer Mentor is someone with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and is happy to share their experience with someone who is new to ABI. A Peer Mentor can give a safe place to talk about any worries or fears and be a good listener. They can also help people reconnect with their community and live a meaningful life.
Why become a Peer Mentor?
Mentors and mentees are help support each other. Peer Mentors can share their experience during a difficult time in a person’s life.
Some benefits of volunteering as a Peer Mentor
Make a difference:
- Help build a sense of hope and self-worth for both the mentor and mentee
- Share experience to help others with an unfamiliar experience
- Develop a sense of belonging and connection
- Meet new people
Develop your skills:
- Mentors get training and ongoing support
- Build leadership, communication and skills running groups
- Build awareness of community supports
- Build professional connections within the community
- Share your experience as a Peer Mentor with possible employers
If you are interested in applying to volunteer as a Peer Mentor:
It is great you want to use your time to help others!
There is an application and selection process to become a Peer Mentor. Find out more information on the Position Description by clicking the link below.
If you are a carer or support person of someone interested in applying to volunteer as a Peer Mentor – please click the link below for more information.