The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors at the Hampton Inn in Middletown on June 9. DBCC Peer Mentors are trained survivors who provide free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
The session will take place on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and a light dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Lois Wilkinson by phone, (302) 672-6435 or by email,firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cathy Holloway by phone, (302) 468-4814 or by email,email@example.com. The Hampton Inn is located on 117 Sandhill Drive in Middletown.
“Peer mentors provide an incredible support service by being there for a newly diagnosed patient to provide one-on-one support”, acknowledged Cathy Holloway, Program Director of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “Having somebody to provide you with guidance, let you know what to expect, and help with the emotional and physical pain you may face is exceptionally helpful and can vastly improve your breast cancer journey. In 2014, the coalition trained 16 new peer mentors to join our 245 active peer mentors who provided one-on-one support, resources and comfort to 253 newly diagnosed women.”
This is a free training and no experience is necessary. Registration is required and space is limited. Topics include listening skills, the mentorship role, confidentiality, problem solving, handling difficult situations, and reporting requirements. Trainees learn through lecture, interactive activities and role plays.