'I knew I didn't have the answers to all my carer's problems, but I hoped that in some small way I made a difference just by being there and listening'.
Please note, Echo is currently available in North West, the East of England and Scotland. We are looking to offer this service nationwide as soon as possible. If you live outside these areas, please do still register your interest below so we can keep you updated.
It is my lifeline… my Echo coach is the only person who has an understanding in this horrifically difficult situation. Parent
If you join the Echo peer support service, you’ll have a 30-minute conversation each week for six months with a trained peer coach. Beat will match you with a person with similar experiences to ensure that you’re able to talk to someone who understands what you’re going through. Echo coaches have their own experience of caring for a loved one and coming out the other side. Through weekly 30-minute phone conversations, they’ll give you a space where you feel understood, while empowering you to make the most positive impact possible on your loved one’s recovery.
Peer coaching is about trust, support, and mutual learning. The intention isn’t for the coach to give advice, but to listen, provide a sounding board, and encourage the person they’re supporting to decide on solutions themselves.
For more information, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is my lifeline… my Echo coach is the only person who has an understanding in this horrifically difficult situation
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