St Giles Trust opens Peer Advisor scheme to Veterans in Northern Ireland

May 14, 2021

St Giles Trust is running a free Peer Advisor programme which offers the opportunity to gain a fully funded, professionally recognised Advice and Guidance qualification, the opportunity to gain experience, plus one to one support along the way.

Peer Advisors are people with lived experience, often through adversity, who want to use their personal experience to support others in their time of need. Your lived experience might include mental or physical ill health, unemployment, addiction, being a victim of violence, or experiences within the criminal justice system. The chances are if you have gone through it, someone else will have too, and your experiences could really help them.

Victoria Price is the Peer Advisor Programme Coordinator & Development Lead for St Giles Trust in Northern Ireland. Victoria wants to encourage Veterans to get involved and lend their skills to the Peer Advisor programme: “I know with absolute certainty that Service Leavers and Veterans have an abundance of skills and experience to offer any employer and those in need of support.”

She continued: “As I come from a military family and previously worked for a military charity for eight years, the Armed Forces and Veterans Community is very close to my heart. If our programme is something you may be interested in, I can ensure your personal safety will be taken with our upmost care and attention.”

Dedicated employment support is available to you throughout the scheme, and after you gain your qualification.

To find out more about the Peer Advisor programme, more please contact: / 073 874 109 84

You can also read this guide to the Peer Advisor Network in Northern Ireland.

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