Man, Woman or Child
Definition: "An experienced & trusted advisor"
In the armed forces, emergency services & NHS, shared experiences are often unique. The loss of that comradeship impacts the most vulnerable when they leave the service.
At Rawthey we use those shared experiences and bonds of trust to deliver leadership, hope and friendship to our former colleagues when they need it.
We currently coordinate a network of 200+ volunteer mentors nationwide.
Many people aren't aware that the Royal British Legion and other major military charities ceased outreach in 2013. They pivoted to a referral based system that requires vulnerable people to seek help when often apathy from previous failed attempts to access help can become prohibitive.
At Rawthey our mentors build local community links into the places where we find our former colleagues struggling, homeless shelters, addiction centres, mental health services, prison & probation services, food banks, etc.
Our mentors work alongside community care providers to ensure that all care is integrated and that all agencies are communicating effectively with each other.
At the same time, our mentors work with statutory agencies such as the department for work and pensions (DWP) to ensure that beneficiaries are getting all of the support that they are entitled to.
Residential Recovery Mentors:
When beneficiaries will benefit from a rapid change in environment, our mentors provide direct support throughout the whole residential recovery phase of their recovery.
Employment Transition Mentors:
Returning to employment, education or training can be daunting alone. Our mentors work alongside our ever-growing network of employers to soften rigid HR process, reducing stresses on the employer and the individual with the goals of long term success.