For Health Professionals

“My consumer 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 consumers, health professionals contact Compeer to discuss the suitability of the program for their consumer. 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 consumer 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.

To request an application kit or to discuss the needs of the consumer in Victoria, please contact us.