A safe, just and equal world for women

Peer Mentor Service

Through our Peer Mentor service women can experience the relief of speaking to someone who has been through something similar, realising that they are not alone.

Our Peer Mentor team uses their lived experience of the criminal justice system to support, empower and inspire women to look beyond their experiences, towards their futures.

Why become a Peer Mentor?
  • You will work in collaboration with Minerva Keyworker to support women who are in contact with the criminal justice system
  • You will provide emotional and practical support through caring, listening and encouraging mentees with small steps.
  • You will provide one-to-one mentoring and group work exploring self-care, empowerment and creativity
  • You can develop your skills through extensive training and one to one support you’re your supervisor to reach your own personal goals during their time volunteering.

Within the Peer Mentor service there are varied opportunities for Peer Mentors to get involved with Advance’s external work including media and press, providing expertise and insights in research and policy and working with the communications team on ad hoc projects.  

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Minerva Peer Mentor please contact the Minerva Peer Mentor Coordinator, with the details below. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Minerva Peer Mentor Coordinator:



Giving back keeps us from going back into the criminal justice system and moving forward. Peer Mentors show current service users what they could aim for. It says something about the service that current service users come back and want to volunteer as mentors.
Minerva Peer Mentor
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