What are Peer Mentors and what do they do?
Peer mentoring has been evidenced as having a positive impact on the emotional health and wellbeing of our course participants. Our peer mentors use their lived experience to support and encourage course participants to make positive changes in their lives. They are friendly, approachable and non-judgmental members of our community who help to support the delivery of our courses, aimed at building healthier relationships.
To find out more about our Peer Mentors, have a read of their bios below!
Mairi/ Elliot (she/her/he/him) – Let’s Talk About Sex
Mairi (she/her/he/him), also known as Elliot, is a Peer Mentor for get2gether’s ‘Let’s Talk about Sex’ course, to which she brings a queer, non-binary perspective. Mairi has lived experience of disabilities and mental illness but does not like to be solely defined by these labels as there are many interesting things about him. Mairi is passionate about the ‘holy trinity’ of sex positivity: consent, self-love and pleasure. She has a thirst for knowledge and loves to spend her time researching and learning. Mairi is most proud of being able to work through trauma and for his paid work as a peer mentor.
Kaz (she/her) – Let’s Talk About Sex and Live Your Life
Kaz (she/her) volunteers at the drugs and sexual health charity Crew 2000 and works as a Peer Mentor for get2gether’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ and ‘Live Your Life’ courses. She’s passionate about giving vulnerable people a platform to spread their voices and raising awareness about drugs and substance issues in a compassionate and non-judgemental way. Kaz lives with a degenerative skeletal condition and uses this experience, along with her previous background as a Nursery Nurse, to empathise, inform, and give back to the community. She likes to volunteer as much as possible to provide valuable support and empathy to those who’ve battled life’s hardships. She believes that love, connection and laughter are essential for a fulfilling life and loves to discuss all things philosophical.
Natalie (she/they) – Live Your Life
Natalie (she/they) is a peer mentor on the ‘Live Your Life’ course. She is from Glasgow and on the neurodivergence spectrum (ADHD, Autistic and Dyslexic) which always makes life more interesting!
They have always been passionate about communities, justice and the inequalities that people face in life. Talking about neurodiversity and understanding people is also very important to them.
She is really pleased and proud to become a peer mentor and join the get2gether team – since joining they have loved getting to know everyone, hosting their own event and being part of Space Gang. She is really excited to see where this journey takes her!