AILN Self-directed Support Peer Mentoring training Day
At our Focus Groups we have listened to what people have to say about getting information about Self-directed Support. People told us that as well as speaking to AILN, they would like to be able to talk with someone who already uses SDS. Our focus group in May said that they would like to help others understand the benefits that SDS can give.
We set about developing this and asked The Scottish Mentoring Network to help us with that. Eleven Ayrshire people took part and successfully completed the training to gain an ‘Introduction to Mentoring Skills’ certificate.
The aim of the Peer Mentoring Training was ‘To develop an understanding of the role of a mentor and acquire skills and knowledge for the role’. The training dealt with:
• What is Mentoring?
• The role of the Mentor
• Benefits & Challenges
• Key Mentoring Skills
• Mentoring Conversations
• Mentoring Good Practice
We will let everyone know when the first meet-ups are planned. We’d like to thank the Gailes for their accessible facilities and attention on the day. We were lucky the sun was shining and we able to get coffee breaks in the beautiful weather.