88% of Mentors say that being a Mentor improved their quality of life!
100% of Partners recommend the Peer Support Program!
The Peer Support Program connects people with a Mentor who has lived experiences with an individual (Partner) who is also living with the effects of an acquired brain injury who requires the support whether they be a survivor or caregiver.
This program is available to survivors, family members and/or unpaid caregivers. Mentors and Partners are matched based on similar experiences, needs and personal interests.
Why Be a Partner?
As a Partner in the program, you have the opportunity to learn from someone ‘who has been there’ and can offer you guidance and support based on their own personal experiences living with ABI. Support is provided to you via telephone or internet, based on your preference. This allows you to participate in the program from the comfort of your own home.
”This program made me understand I am not alone.”~
Why Be a Mentor?
As a Mentor, you have the opportunity to help others by sharing your experiences and by providing support and information to your partner who has similar lived experience. If being a Mentor interests you, you will undergo comprehensive training in your own community prior to being matched with a Partner.
”I want to give back and help others who are trying to cope with their brain injury.” ~
The Peer Support Program is coordinated through the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA), making it possible to be matched province wide.
For more information about becoming a mentor or partner, contact BIAD’s Peer Support Coordinator via phone 905-213-5586 or email email@example.com