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The Peer Mentoring Service

The Peer Mentoring Service (formerly the Out of Work Service) offers free, confidential peer support, from trained mentors who have personal experience of substance misuse and/or mental health problems.

Peer mentors are trained to provide practical help with specialist employment support. It addresses specific issues that people in recovery face when beginning or returning to:

  • Training
  • Education
  • Paid employment

It also offers support for up to three months to participants who find work.

The service is delivered in partnership between Gofal and NewLink Wales (ages 25+) and Gofal and DrugAid (ages 16-24); across the Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf Health Board areas providing individualised mentoring and support for people who are recovering from Substance Misuse and/or Mental Health issues and are long term unemployed or economically inactive, and belong to the following groups:

  • People aged 25 or older who are recovering from substance misuse and/or mental health issues and are long-term unemployed or economically inactive.
  • People aged 16-24 who are affected/recovering from substance misuse and/or mental health issues and are not in education, employment or training.
 
 

The scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The Peer Mentoring Service will be delivered across the whole of Wales and will complement and enhance existing treatment, support and care services, through the provision of additional mentoring support; that focuses on helping people to move on and thrive through inspiring self-confidence, nurturing self-reliance, developing new skills, acquiring qualifications and ultimately achieving economic independence through paid employment.

The scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Where we operate this service: Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, RCT and the Vale of Glamorgan

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How can I get in touch with The Peer Mentoring Service?

Email: oows@gofal.org.uk

Phone: 01443 845975

Why The Peer Mentoring Service was created:

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