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Peer support and mentoring

Two boys celebrating after a relay

Stories and experiences are powerful. Many disabled people are engaged in physical activity and sport.

Peer Support is about sharing these skills and experience with other disabled people who lack confidence or are experiencing barriers to getting active such as low confidence or access issues. It takes many forms but is usually one to one and informal.

Mentoring tends to be more structured and is focussed on setting goals and reaching them. Both models will be looked at as part of the GOGA Peer Support project. 

Becoming a mentor

Could you become a mentor to support other disabled people to become more active?

By mentoring you will be helping someone to reach their potential, get more fit and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

  • You will receive comprehensive training
  • You will be matched with one mentee who has similar interests and where possible, lives in your local area
  • Time commitment is flexible- it fits in with your schedule (a maximum of two sessions of activity per month)
  • You will get on-going support, training and a reference at the end.

Becoming a mentee

Do you want to get more active but don’t feel confident doing this alone?

  • You’ll be matched with a mentor to support you get more active
  • They will accompany you and support you to take part in physical activity
  • You’ll receive training and on-going support from Disability Rights UK
  • You’ll get a reference and be supported in your next step- this could be looking for volunteering or paid work opportunities. 

 Questions? Or to register your interest contact Kate Pieroudis (Peer Support Lead) at Disability Rights UK on 0207 250 8111 or kate.pieroudis@disabilityrightsuk.org

Get Out Get Active (GOGA)