Published Wed, 2010-10-20 17:19; updated 35 weeks ago.
Peer mentors involved in a drug and alcohol prevention project in Warwickshire have been presented with certificates to help celebrate its success.
The event took place on Friday, 22 October to help mark national Alcohol Awareness Week.
The peer mentors have provided support to people who have gone through inpatient treatment at NHS inpatient unit Woodleigh Beeches, in Warwick.
The certificates are to mark their success in completing a training programme.
So far, 10 mentors have been trained and supported by user group Voices 4 Choices. The mentors now provide a six-week programme of support to people going through similar experiences to theirs.
Sara Gorton, who manages the service for Voices 4 Choices, said: “If you want to stay clean and/or sober, you have to change almost everything about yourself.
“Guidance and support from someone who is further down the road of recovery can be invaluable in helping someone to turn their life around.”
Woodleigh Beeches is run by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, which provides mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services across the area.
The unit provides help with eating disorder and substance misuse inpatient care for people from Coventry and Warwickshire.
Trust chief executive Rachel Newson said: “The peer mentoring service is a very important development for this service, and is helping to make sure that Woodleigh Beeches provides a full range of services to its users.”