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Peer Mentoring Program

Connect with like-minded people, grow your confidence and have some fun!

Who is Peer Mentoring for?

Mentees

Designed to empower people living with disability to enhance their social skills and actively engage within their communities.

 If you are looking to;

  • explore new activities & events
  • develop social connections, or
  • simply navigate life with ease

 Peer Mentoring is for you.

Mentors

For people with lived experience with disability who are keen to volunteer their time and share their area of interest or expertise to;

  • empower people with disability to build genuine relationships
  • to actively participate in community life and
  • make a real difference. 

Strong & Capable recognize that to lead a fulfilled life goes beyond addressing basic needs. While the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other support programs play a critical role in providing essential services, there remains an important area often left unattended— social connectivity. 

By connecting and sharing in enriching experiences that bring joy to our lives, such as hobbies, art, sports, food and learning skills, we can bridge this gap.

Our Peer Mentoring Program addresses the need for meaningful social engagement and connection.

INCREASE YOUR SOCIAL & COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

For individuals living with disabilities, social engagement and community integration are key to leading a full life. By engaging socially, individuals can experience a boost in self-esteem, a sense of belonging, and improved mental well-being.

By focusing on shared interests and fostering meaningful connections, we can collectively elevate the lives of individuals with disabilities, making every interaction count towards a richer, more vibrant life.

BECOME A PEER MENTOR

Your experience matters.

We know that everyone has a story that holds wisdom & strength. Your journey is not just your own—it can help guide others navigating similar paths. This is your invitation to step forward and enrich both your life and another’s by becoming a peer mentor.

MATCH MAKING

We take great care in our matchmaking process to ensure that both mentor and participant are set up for success. We consider personalities, interests, and life experiences to create a matching that can lead to a meaningful and lasting connection.

You will be matched with a peer mentor who shares some similarities with you, such as age, gender, disability, location, skills or interests. 

Ready to be part of a united community who are fighting for better?

WHY PARTICIPATE IN PEER MENTORING?

  • Try new things
  • Build confidence
  • Build independence
  • Create shared experiences
  • Build new relationships
  • Learn new skills
  • Share interests
  • Have fun!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Participation in this program includes: 

  • Finding a suitable mentor
  • Access to 1:1 peer mentoring
  • Access to the online peer mentoring platform
  • Monthly community activities
  • Connections to service providers
  • Membership to Strong & Capable, including a welcome pack
  • Mentor training & support
  • And more….

The cost to participate in the program is equal to 4* hours per month from your Core or Capacity Building Budget.  

If you do not have an NDIS plan,  a Fee for Service will apply, please contact us to discuss further.

Read more about Fees and Inclusions. 

Sound good? 

How does it work?

  1. We get to know you and learn about the interests, skills and goals you have.
  2. We match you with a peer mentor that shares some similarities to you.
  3. We help you get to know each other.
  4. Together with your mentor you organize to catch up on regular basis in a convenient or virtual location.

Interests you might like to share with a mentor.

  • Animals
  • Cars
  • Sports & recreation activities, including watching sports
  • Reading
  • Gaming
  • Crafts
  • Attending events and festivals or playing music
  • Languages
  • Food & drink, cooking and eating
  • Collectibles
  • Business skills
  • Basically anything you do that you enjoy!

What else should I know?

Who can access mentoring? Members aged over 18 years.

Is a peer mentor the same as a support worker? No. A peer mentor is someone to talk to about what is happening or what you would like to happen in your life, or someone to participate in any number of social or community activities, they are not there to run errands or take you to appointments. 

How often can I see my mentor? That depends on you. We suggest meeting fortnightly for a few months to give both of you a chance to get to know each other.

Where do I meet my mentor? That is up to you to work out with your mentor. If you need help finding a safe location to meet in person, please let us know. 

More information

Program Coordinator: Graeson

By email: hello@strongandcapable.com.au

By phone: 08 8166 3663 or 0480 607 083

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