Volunteer with Golden Key Peer Mentoring

Funded by the Big Lottery

Golden Key is a Bristol city-wide partnership of organisations and individuals aiming to change the way the system works in Bristol and to say yes to supporting those farthest away from services.

Funded by the Big Lottery to the tune of £10 million, the partnership is led by Bristol-based mental health charity, Second Step. Together we are opening doors and   unlocking services, creating new futures for those with the most complex needs.

Peer Mentors are at the heart of the Golden Key programme. They are people who have experienced homelessness, substance misuse, prison / offending or mental health issues. With a story of change to tell, they are among the best placed people to support and inspire Golden Key clients. They come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we are keen to have older members of the community on our team.

The Golden Key Peer Mentoring service is led by Developing Health and Independence (DHI), and trains individuals to support people with complex needs. Over the course of the programme, mentors will work alongside professionals providing support, inspiration and proof that change is possible. From attending appointments to supporting someone with a move into accommodation, mentors can be there each step of the way.

Getting Involved

You can...

Be part of a project that’s supporting people with the most complex needs

Be part of a team with different local agencies

Help create lasting system change in Bristol

Receive top quality training and support

Improve your employment prospects with work experience, an up to date CV, references and support applying for jobs

If you’re interested in Peer Mentoring with the Golden Key programme, contact us on 0117 916 6551 or info@dhibristol.org.uk