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Mentee Role Description
Please note that providing this information is the first step in applying for the mentor program and it does not guarantee you a place in the program. If you are unsuccessful in this program your information will be kept on file for a further 12 months and you may be contacted if there is a suitable match in any subsequent program.
The Eating Issues Centre’s (TEIC) Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) is a time-limited program. PMP matches individuals wanting support in eating issues recovery with a person who has a lived experience of recovery.
Applicants are not guaranteed to be considered for the PMP. TEIC reserves the right to refuse any applicant at their discretion. Feedback will be given to participants who are unsuccessful upon request.
All applicants who have completed the application form will be assessed as to their suitability for PMP (whether mentor or mentee) and must complete an interview with a TEIC practitioner.
All mentees must
- Be 18yrs+
- Have an eating issue and be ready to make a commitment to recovery
- Have the capacity to make a 3-6month commitment to a mentoring relationship
- Ideally have a current support team (e.g. counsellor/therapist/GP/nutritionist/dietician)
- Be able to get a letter of support from a current or past therapist/counsellor stating that they support the application
- Every effort will be made to link applicants with suitable mentors/mentees, however should a mentor or mentee be unhappy with the match they may contact TEIC to have this arrangement reviewed. Mentors and mentees can withdraw from the program at any stage but must discuss this with the PMP coordinator first.
- The commitment to the mentoring contract is for a 6-month period from the first date of contact. Mentees are required to attend the Meet & Greet, Mid-Point Review and Final Celebration.
- Mentors DO NOT replace other supports such as counsellor/psychologist, dietician or any other health professional. The mentor role is to support and encourage recovery, by assisting with the development of life skills, self-confidence and self-care.