Groundwork Peer Mentors

Groundwork Peer Mentors can offer guidance, support, and form a positive one-to-one relationship with mentees on the DurhamWorks programme. Peer Mentors are of a similar age, share their life experience and the challenges they have faced with mentees. Support is mentee led - setting goals, what the support should look like and how often. For example support could range from a phone call once a week, to meeting for a coffee, going for a walk, or taking part in a hobby together etc.

Some examples of support for mentees:

Relate to mentee with own life experiences

Provide support in getting to know rapidly changing environments and the use of new technologies (Covid, digital skills gap)

Provide support for individuals who might be isolated or lack support and self- confidence

Someone to talk to in confidence

Help in completing forms

Support with practice tests i.e. CSCS

Help with job searching

Attend appointments

Attend training/traineeships/employment on public transport

Generate travel plans

Support with confidence building

If you are interested in peer support, or for more information please contact: Steph West 07587778449 or