are more likely to notice changes in behavior and personality of an individual.
Peer Mentors also “speak the same language” as those they are helping as a
result of shared work center culture and experiences. Peer support is also critical
to unit cohesion, as well as confidence in leadership, which are critical
factors in mitigating stressors. Although Peer Mentors can facilitate the
resilience of an individual, a Peer Mentor is not a professional counselor.
Some individuals may have needs that fall beyond the scope of a peer mentor and
may require referral to a qualified professional.