Peer Mentoring | For Recovery
The Recovery Peer Mentor Program (PMP) pairs our Peer Mentors with people recovering from an eating disorder in the community. The supportive relationship leans on the wisdom of the mentor’s personal, lived experience of recovery to help you set your own recovery goals and maintain the motivation to achieve them. The program encourages:
- Building self-awareness
- Utilising practical strategies for positive change
- Enjoyment of social contact and daily activities
- Negotiation and acceptance of setbacks
- Acknowledging and taking pride in achievements
This partnership requires time so you can learn about each other and build a connection based on mutual respect, trust and cooperation. On this foundation, Peer Mentors offer a safe, stable point of contact during the potentially stressful experiences of recovery.
Manage and develop the relationship
Encourage the other person
Nurture and contribute to the other person’s growth
Teach relevant skills
Offer mutual respect
Respond to the other person’s needs
*(based on an acronym by Clutterbuck, 2004)
Peer Mentoring for Recovery is open to anyone 18 years or over who has attended our Emerging Workshop. We will also need you to complete an agreement that outlines your commitment to attend one-on-one sessions over a 3-month period (12 sessions).
To find out more, please email Butterfly’s Recovery and Support Services Team at RSS@butterfly.org.au.
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