The peer mentoring program provides an alternative, and much needed form of support during both the early and later phases of adjustment in the community. Survivors, family members and non paid caregivers are partnered with a fellow survivor, family member or caregiver who is empathetic towards their frustrations because they have experienced similar situations. Mentoring takes place over a series of telephone contacts and / or emails between a caring volunteer who has first-hand experience living with a particular issue. The partnership focuses on the discussion and, where possible, resolution of specific problems or issues.
Mentors offer a listening ear, share experiences in coping with real issues and situations, offering resources and strategies. The Peer Support Mentoring is open to teens (16 years or older) and adults who have sustained a brain injury, a family member, friend, or a non paid caregiver.