There are many life events, particularly as we get older, which can lead to us becoming isolated. Moving to another area of the city. Ill health. Caring for a partner. The death of a loved one.
Even life events that we might look forward to, such as retirement, can very quickly feel isolating, unless we put the right things in place.
This project is targeted at people aged 50 or over, who are most at risk of isolation, to provide support before they become socially isolated.
One of our volunteer Peer Mentors will work to help you through these transitional stages in your life. They will use the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ as a way of reducing social isolation and improving your wellbeing.
Get the support of Peer Mentor
Are you facing a significant life event such as caring for a loved one, ill health, retirement, selling your home, or the death of a partner? All you have to do is get in touch with one of our peer mentors and they’ll do the rest.
Be a Peer Mentor
If you’re aged 50 or over, why not volunteer to become a Peer Mentor? You’ll help people who are going through significant life events, and put things in place to prevent them from becoming isolated. We’ll provide all the training and support you need to feel comfortable in your role as a Peer Mentor.
“I wanted to volunteer to help myself but also give something back to others. It’s important when you’re on your own to mix – it helps your wellbeing when you can socially interact. Courage is a big thing, to have someone go along with you that first time helps.”
Janice, Volunteer Peer Mentor