Our Recovery service is a support service providing Recovery One to One and group support to LGBT people across Greater Manchester who are facing issues around substance use and broader life issues connected to their substance use. The service is extending to offer those on an established path of recovery the opportunity to use their lived experience to mentor others in recovery.
One to One Support: You will “get-together” in person, over the phone or by video call with your mentee to offer a friendly ear, somebody to connect with and somebody to support them towards working on their recovery goals. Mentor and mentee will decide how and when they want to meet, in a way that works for both of them. You will support service users in goal setting and motivation, safety planning, emotional support and practical advice, establishing and maintaining recovery behaviours, accessing structured support for their recovery, building community with others on a recovery path.
There will be regular opportunities for Recovery Mentors to come together to reflect on their experience of mentoring, discuss challenges and learn from each other’s experience.