Peer Mentor Graduation at Earls Court Health and Wellbeing Centre

News item posted: 19 June 2017

On Thursday 21st February Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, presented certificates to the first and second classes of Peer Mentor graduates at the Earls Court Health and Wellbeing Centre.

The peer mentors received an accreditation from the Open College Network meaning that they are now fully equipped to mentor others in the community.

Rachel Hamburg, Community Involvement Coordinator at Earl's Court Health & Wellbeing Centre said;

"Peer mentors are volunteers who have experience of long term health conditions and other lifestyle issues who support and mentor others to make real changes in their lives. We are already seeing the scheme make a huge difference to both the mentors and mentees lives as well as really strengthening the local community. I am very proud of all the mentors; it gives me a lot of faith in the local community."

Sheraza Khan, one of the peer mentors who graduated on Thursday said;

"I have been through a lot of the experiences that I am mentoring people about so I see it from where my mentees are standing. When I was going through these problems I didn't have anywhere to go - there simply wasn't anywhere. The centre at Earls Court is a place where mentors and mentees can meet and make a difference to each others lives."

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