Have anxiety issues affected your home life? Has agoraphobia prevented you from working? Does the worry of having another panic attack prevent you from carrying out day to day tasks? Do you find the pressures of day to day life overwhelming?
A mentor can listen to your concerns and support you to deal with the worries that are concerning you the most. A mentor could help you with:
- Improving mental and emotional well-being
- Increasing confidence
- Signposting to training, education or employment services
- Listen to your concerns and help you devise ways to help ease your worries
You can find out more about becoming a mentor by clicking here.
The Mentoring Coordinator will match you with a mentor, based on the information that you supply on your online application form and the type of support required. Where possible, you will be paired with someone who has been through similar experiences.
What criteria do I need to meet in order to be a mentee?
In order to take part in the Peer Mentoring Project, you must meet the following criteria:
- You live in Manchester City Council Boundaries (please refer to the list below or to the Council’s website).
- You have an anxiety condition as the main problem you would like to focus on.
- You have a willingness and ability to engage and work towards achieving goals with the support of a mentor.
- You are able to attend weekly meetings with your mentor in a public place. Unfortunately, we do not provide home visits.
What happens once I have applied?
Once you have applied the Mentoring Coordinator will be in touch. A screening process will be carried out involving an initial telephone interview. You will then receive an email from the Mentoring Coordinator with details of when the first meeting with your mentor will take place. The meeting will take place with a group of other mentors and mentees supervised by the Mentoring Coordinator and is your chance to meet your mentor for the first time.
Anxiety UK offers an e-mentoring service. A mentor can support you by offering email guidance and advice. If you don”t feel up to face to face mentoring, your mentor is only an email away. Anxiety UK provides you with a private email address that you can use to send emails to your mentor.
How long will our 1-1 meetings last?
Face to face meetings last up to an hour, preferably on a weekly basis.
What if I don’t get on with my mentor?
This is not a problem. Just get in touch with the Mentoring Coordinator who will try to arrange another mentor for you, or another solution.
The Mentoring Project is currently only available in Manchester City Council boundaries. To see what qualifies as Manchester City Council boundaries, click here.
If you are based within Manchester City Council boundaries and would like to register as a mentee please fill in and return the below form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or alternatively contact 0161 226 7727.
Manchester City Council’s boundaries include:
Ancoats and Clayton
Miles Platting & Newton Heath