Hi, my name is Sandra. I have just finished my training to become a Peer Mentor, and I am looking forward to meeting new people, and listening to their stories.
I have one daughter, who lives in a unit by herself close to where I live. Together, we self manage her NDIS plan, so that she can live the life she wants to, just like any other young lady in her twenties.
I have had many occupations, but the one I enjoyed the most was being a teacher librarian and reading books to children. It was great to share my favourite stories and help them find books they could love. Even though I don’t teach any more, I still like to help others find that special “something” that has meaning for them.
As a mentor I would like to work together with a peer to help them:
recognise their personal strengths and skills
look for opportunities to try new things
try to find different ways of doing things
My favourite thing to do is to try new experiences. I like to remake or remodel something old so it is new and useful again.
I like to add a “life tick” as often as possible….it might be finding a new author to read, a plant for my garden I haven’t ever grown before, a new song on the radio or a different walking track to try.
This year my “life tick” is learning to stand up paddleboard.
A video about the NDIS and the importance of peer support. Made by people with intellectual disability for people with intellectual disability.