The Mentor

Sometimes the peer supporter may need help
to support their peers.

This may happen with some special areas of life,
like when the topic has some legal issues.

This may be the case with situations
of violence and abuse.

This is when they can receive support from a mentor.

The mentor is someone who will help the peer supporter
to see how his or hers life experiences can help others.

A mentor should not give personal opinions about the way the peer supporter should help.

A mentor should encourage the peer supporter to think
about their own personal experiences
and how they can help others.

The mentor should only help as long as the peer supporter feels that he or she needs this support.

We have Guidelines for Mentors available
at the TOPSIDE website here.