Could I be a Parent Mentor?

All parents could do with a bit of extra support from time to time but sometimes you need someone who understands bleeding disorders too.

All parents could do with a bit of extra support from time to time but sometimes you need someone who understands bleeding disorders too.

Are you a parent of a child living with haemophilia or any other bleeding disorder?  Do you enjoy advocating, supporting and sharing your own experiences with other families?

If so, then Haemophilia Scotland would love you to get in touch!

Haemophilia Scotland is piloting an exciting new parent mentoring programme and is looking for parents who would like to volunteer their wealth of knowledge and experiences to newly diagnosed families.

What does this entail

  • To offer peer and emotional support to newly diagnosed families living with Haemophilia, on a one to one basis either face to face, by email or by telephone.
  • Offer supportive listening conversation and companionship including
    a) personal experiences;
    b) resource information;
    c) tips/strategies on coping; and d) an understanding ear.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of the Parent Mentoring Programme to meet the needs of newly diagnosed families living with Haemophilia.

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, give back to your community and add to your CV!

We know that your time is precious so we will work with you to make sure you get the most out of your experience with us by offering:

  • Training through induction sessions to enhance your skills of building supportive relationships, effective communication, confidentiality, diversity and equal opportunities.
  • One to one monthly supervision & informal ‘check ins’.
  • Support every step of the way!

We anticipate that this role will require volunteers to dedicate 1-2 hrs/week for a minimum of 6 months (during the pilot scheme).

If you are interested please look at the links below to apply:

Or if you require further information please contact:

[(]               0792 609 6743

[@]              Mentor@haemophiliascotland.org

Steven Gladstone is one of our mentors.  In this video he explains why he got involved and what the benefits of mentoring are for families with a bleeding disorder.

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