CDAH Peer Mentor’s provide one-to-one peer support and guidance to people with disability and their family members who have a specific goal to get the most out of the mentoring relationship so people can grow and develop in their own lives and communities.
Peer mentoring relationships at CDAH are:
purposeful (have a reason),
specific (clear about what the mentoring is about),
and time limited (3-5 meetings for max. 1.5 hours each session)
If peer mentoring looks like a good option for you:
Work out who you want to work with and why you think they would be a good peer mentor for you.After that we will go through the following steps with you:
A discussion with you about your goals and how a peer mentor could help you.
A discussion with you about the CDAH peer mentor who is best placed to assist you (taking into account your choice and other factors such as availability, match, practical issues).
We connect you up with your peer mentor.
You have up to 5 sessions and a maximum of 7.5 hours (total) with your peer mentor.
As a person being mentored at CDAH you are responsible for your own learning, growth and success.
Define your goals for peer mentoring
Make decisions and take appropriate action
Follow through on suggestions made by the mentor
Keep commitments made with the mentor (be on time and at the right place)
Participate in the evaluation.
How much time can I spend with my mentor?
You will meet with your peer mentor between 3 - 5 times. Each meeting will be between 0.5 – 1.5 hours long, depending on how long it takes to get things done and also how long you can both concentrate for.
This means the goals for the mentoring need to be able to be achieved in the time available.
For more information on any aspect of CDAH’s peer mentoring please contact: