Parent-to-Parent Mentoring

Holding Hands

Are you concerned about your child’s mental health and feel you have no one to talk to?

Would you just like to connect with someone who will understand what you are going through and empathize?

Are you looking for someone who can help you start or continue the journey of finding help and supporting your child and family?

You are not alone.

NAMI SF can assist you in finding a mentor who will understand and be there to provide support:

 

HOW IT WORKS
When a family expresses an interest in having a Parent Mentor, they will be referred to the Parent Mentor Coordinator who will explain the program, and find out what the family is looking for in a mentor. After obtaining a thorough understanding of the family’s needs and preferences, the Coordinator will try to match the parent with an appropriate volunteer from a pool of trained mentors. Matches are based on the needs expressed by the family and may be based on the child’s diagnosis, shared language or culture, or particular concern.

The Parent to Parent Mentoring Program is intended to be a short-term program for parents to connect with other parents who are caring for their child/children with a mental health condition or multiple conditions. Once a match has been made, the Parent Mentor and Parent Mentee will meet up to 4 times in one month, starting from the initial match meeting, over a phone call or virtual meeting platform.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about obtaining a mentor, please email richelle@namisf.org