'BETTER TOGETHER IS ONE YEAR OLD!

'BETTER TOGETHER IS ONE YEAR OLD!

 

Our ‘Better Together’ Big Lottery Funded Peer Mentoring Project has just come to the end of its first year.  It’s been a fantastic first year with people really getting behind the project and its aim of providing high-quality peer support.

 

In the first year of the project: 

  • 11 Peer Mentors were recruited and trained 
  • Peer Mentoring was launched in 3 Greater Manchester clinics 
  • 40 people living with HIV were supported with over 90 sessions of Peer Mentoring in clinics, at George House Trust and in the community

 

What have people said about ‘Better Together’?

 

"I like how I was matched with someone that I was able to build and sustain the rapport with necessary for this to be a truly enriching experience"

 

"He showed through the sessions real experiences that helped me and mirrored mine as well, providing solutions even sometimes without noticing"

 

"The service was invaluable in that it gave me a space in which to articulate my worries and fears around my diagnosis and work through them pragmatically with my peer mentor"

 

PLANS FOR YEAR TWO

 

In Year 2 of the project an additional 20 mentors will be recruited with the aim of supporting at least 80 more people.  The project will also provide mentoring in a further 3 clinics in Greater Manchester.

 

If you’d like to get involved with the ‘Better Together’ project contact bettertogether@ght.org.uk   

Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

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