The first thing I saw when I walked in to the office that morning was the smiling face of the Peer Mentor I would be working with for the day. The combination of enthusiasm and lived experience results in the warmest of welcomes and an instant feeling of being at ease. It gave me a small, real-life insight into why it works, he is why it works.
It has been a few years since I spent the day #walkingthefrontline and I was feeling a bit nervous. It’s not every day a senior manager asks to spend the day with you, but if he was nervous, it didn’t show. Read more on Natalie Allen’s (Programme Director, Birmingham Changing Futures Together) day Walking the Frontline.