For Health Professionals in the ACT
“My client considers his Compeer friend as his mentor and closest friend” - Health Professional
Applicants for the Compeer program must be receiving ongoing care from a health professional who actively supports their participation in the program. At the request of their clients, health professionals contact compeer to discuss the suitability of the program for their client. The health professional could be a case manager, social worker, nurse, psychiatrist or GP, and must be willing to provide ongoing support to the Compeer friendship.
As a Compeer friend, your client will be matched in a one-to-one friendship with a caring volunteer. They will meet together in a public setting and enjoy planned social activities. Meetings occur on a regular basis, for a period of at least 12 months. This commitment allows the Volunteer and Compeer Friend to build an authentic friendship and have a lot of fun in the process.
The health professional could be a case manager, social worker, nurse, psychiatrist or GP. To discuss the needs of your client, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 930 460.