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What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience and a person who is new to that experience. 

Please note: Peer Mentors do not offer medical advice. 

Peer Mentors provide:

  • Hope for the future

  • Positive ways of coping

  • Empathy and understanding

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What are the benefits?

For the Mentor?

It can provide you with a sense of purpose and improve your well-being; the very act of helping others makes people feel good about themselves. Helping others also reinforces the self-health skills that you have developed over the years of dealing with your own kidney disease, making you more confident and knowledgeable. It may also help you come to terms with your own illness.

For the Mentee?

It can help you adjust to living with a chronic illness alongside, leading to better self-management and improvement of your wellbeing and survival. It can decrease feelings of isolation and depression. It will be good to talk things through with someone who can relate to your current circumstances and help to guide you through this journey.




  • Do you have access to a telephone/email address?

  • Are you happy to share your experience of dialysis?

  • Have you made a positive adjustment to living with kidney disease on dialysis?

  • Are you a positive role model that others can relate to and learn from?


If YES, then we want you to join our group of willing volunteers to help others in their dialysis journey!

Alternatively, if you are a new patient....

  • Have you been told that you will need to start dialysis and struggling to decide which way to go?

  • Do you want to talk to someone who is already going through it?


Please fill in the form below! 

(Please write whether you want to be a peer mentor or you want to have a mentor)

Any questions or queries, please contact Patient Education Nurse Becci Lorimer.

Sign up here!

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