Mentoring

Welcome

If you are an ISAAC Member looking to find out about Mentoring others or being Mentored yourself, you are in the right place.

Start your journey…

Mentor others

  • Invest in someone who is keen to grow
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Improve your workplace by strengthening your skills
  • Strengthen the network of Christian addictions workers
  • Quality training for you in Coaching and Active Listening skills
  • Ongoing support through the year
  • Excellent experience if you are working towards Senior Management or Consultancy roles

Be mentored

  • A safe, supportive and confidential relationship
  • Practical wisdom from someone who is experienced in the field of addictions/recovery
  • Emotional support
  • Spiritual guidance and growth
  • Someone to pray for you
  • Professional guidance and insight
  • Helpful direction to other contacts or organisations

The Problem

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.

A Solution

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.

To Apply

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.

Mentoring others: ISAAC Mentor 2023
Be Mentored: ISAAC Mentee 2023

Key dates:

  • Mentor application closes 30 November 2022
  • Mentee application closes 16 December 2022
  • Potential Mentors and Mentees will be contacted for introductory conversations (if needed) in November-early December 2022. We will simultaneously also collect your references. We will inform you of the success of your application when we have met with you and received your references.
  • Mentor training and orientation in January 2023
  • Chemistry conversations between Mentors-Mentees January 2023