If you are an ISAAC Member looking to find out about Mentoring others or being Mentored yourself, you are in the right place.
At the heart of the ISAAC Mentoring project is the knowledge that this field of Addictions/Recovery is like no other. We have the opportunity to have a tangible impact on people’s lives, and walk alongside people who are addicted/in recovery through some of the toughest times that they will face. As Christians in the field, we also carry an eternal hope and message to people in deepest despair.
But it can be tough. Burnout and compassion fatigue are rife within the field. Disappointment is part of the job. However, we do not need to do this alone. God has given us each other, and himself to lean on and learn from.
The ISAAC network of members is made up of numerous Christians working in the field of Addictions/Recovery in a variety of settings. The ISAAC Mentoring project looks to match people from within the ISAAC network, on a one-to-one basis as Mentors and Mentees.
We will work to connect the right Mentor with the right Mentee based on the application forms you send in. Mentors will be trained, supported and reference checked. Mentees will be accepted onto the project after their application is assessed and a suitable Mentor is found.
When applications from Mentors and Mentees have been made the ISAAC Mentor matching team will aim to find the best Mentor-Mentee match based on your application. We will contact you both to arrange a meeting for the initial ‘chemistry conversation’ to decide mutually whether you would like to go forward together.
Mentors and Mentees will aim to meet online once a month (or more if mutually agreed). If and when possible, we advise that you try and meet in person too at least once. The ISAAC team will be in contact at various points during the year to ensure that you are both happy and well supported. Mentors will have opportunities to meet online with other Mentors for facilitated training and check-in at three points during the year.
As this project is running internationally for the first time in 2023, it is free to take part in this year.
The ISAAC Mentoring project is open to anyone who is an ISAAC Member. If you are not yet a member, you can find out more and apply here.