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“Show me a successful individual, and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living — if you do it well, I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington
“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know, and care about the person you’re sharing with.” — Maya Angelou
“It is the mentor’s responsibility to create a safe and trusting space that enables a mentee to stretch and step outside their comfort zone, take risks, and show up authentically.” ― Lisa Fain
Feel inspired? At Staffordshire University we have a wonderful group of peer mentors available to support other students. Some have had additional training in Mental Health and Wellbeing and as such are Wellbeing Peer Mentors.
Wellbeing Peer Mentors are Students themselves, they are not professionals in mental health but can provide a listening ear and signpost you to professional supports if needed.
Wellbeing peer mentors can help you in the following ways:
The support offered by the wellbeing peer mentors is specifically tailored to support mental health. For more information about peer mentor support please visit the Staffs Peer Mentoring webpage.
Register for a Mentor by clicking here.