18 Great Guildford St
Mentoring is rewarding way to share skills and help somebody progress for the better, in any context. And with the right basic training, it needn’t be time consuming or taxing either.
Join us for an informal breakfast session, where Andy Williams (St Mungo’s Recovery College) will be running a mentoring training workshop for those of you interested in finding out how to enjoy being an effective mentor.
The training will cover:
- Techniques, models and definitions in mentoring
- Boundaries/Confidentiality and support for mentors
- Introduction to St Mungo’s – ethos, clients and what they do
Light breakfast will be served and there will be the opportunity to network.
Opportunities to use your new skills
These skills are highly transferable, both in the workplace and in helping friends or young people think clearly about forward progress.
However, at Bankside's St Mungo’s Recovery College your input could provide a rare opportunity for homeless clients to discuss their next steps with somebody outside of the homeless sphere. The mentoring could cover opportunities and ambitions beyond St Mungo’s – volunteering, further education, employment, vocational training, creating a structured week, etc. Mentees will be clients referred because they are close to moving back into independent living, and therefore will benefit most. Timing is flexible to your availability and a mentorship would cover a time limited period between 3-6 months. Sessions are typically fortnightly or monthly. As registered volunteers with St Mungo’s you would also be able to access additional training and make use of ongoing support, including regular debriefs after sessions. If you might be interested, get in touch with AWilliams [at] MUNGOS.ORG (subject: Mentoring%20interest) (Andy Williams) for an informal chat.
Dec 13 2013