Recovery Support Service (RSS)

Building Service User Capacity in the community

About Us

The Recovery Support Service (Janus Solutions) manages and facilitates Southwark Substance Use Peer Mentoring Service. The Peer Mentor role has been created to support people in Southwark who want to access substance use treatment or who are in treatment and need extra support to help their personal recovery journey.

What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer Mentoring is a support service which is a form of peer support that involves people who are in recovery from substance use whom help others who are having difficulties and who struggle with similar issues.

Peer mentors use their personal experience and knowledge to guide, motivate, and empower their mentees to overcome challenges related to substance use and achieve their goals.

Peer mentoring can also help people access other services, such as education, training, volunteering, and employment, that can improve their quality of life and well-being. Peer mentoring can be offered in various settings, such as treatment centres and recovery communities. Peer mentoring has been shown to have positive outcomes for both the mentors and the mentees, such as increased self-esteem, reduced relapse, enhanced social support, and greater satisfaction. Peer mentoring is a valuable and effective way of supporting people in recovery from substance misuse.


Services Offered


Peer Mentoring

The Recovery Support Service manages and facilitates Southwark Substance Use Peer Mentoring Service. The Peer Mentor role has been created to support people in Southwark who want to access substance use treatment or who are in treatment and need extra support to help their personal recovery journey.


Service User Rep

The role of a Service User Rep is to be the voice for service users who are in treatment or thinking of accessing treatment.You will engage with other service users to illicit feedback and ideas which have the potential be used in shaping treatment. You will be responsible for facilitating service user meetings and communication avenues to ensureall voices are heard. You will be part of a team who communicates with
treatment providers and the commissioners to review and improve
treatment in Southwark.

Full training, support, supervision is given. Expenses such as travel is
reimbursed. Do you have what it takes to work with an amazing team toshape the future of treatment? 


Our Space

Offering United Recovery- A peer lead group held within the treatment service CGL every Tuesday from 11am-1pm. During this time, we share games or activities decided with our team and you.  A space to relax, come together and network.  Come along and enjoy light refreshments and snacks with our amazing team.  Tuesdays at 146 Camberwell Road, CGL Southwark




Sunday Service

A peer lead provision on Sundays from 12-1pm, which supports those who would like to come along, have some company, a hot drink and a chat at the weekend.  This space gives you peace of mind for support and interaction during the times when your treatment service or key worker may not be available.  Light snacks and refreshments available. For details of location please call Julie Rogers on 07588 701987


Want To Become A Peer Mentor


Name Contact No. Message
Please indicate the requirement of your referral by clicking ONE of the following:
Referral for a client to become a Service User Rep
Referral for a client to become a Peer Mentor ( in message section please note time abstinent)
Referral for an client to engage with a Service User Rep
Referral for a client requiring the support of a Peer Mentor
If your client requires the support of a Peer Mentor/Service User Rep, Please indicate what support is required by ticking the following ( please indicate all that apply): Peer Mentoring Support
Recovery Champion Support
Letter/Phone Support/Forms (Responding to general mail, Making Phone calls, filling in forms etc)
Escorting a client (to appointments, treatment, court dates, detox etc)
Signposting
General Engagement with a Peer Mentor, Recovery Champion
Advocacy
Service User Representative Support
Feedback
Consultation
Group activities (such as the peer lead 'Our Space' group)
Advocacy
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