Patients: Peer Mentoring Education Program

What Is a Peer Mentor?

A peer mentor is a person from any background or experience level who shares his/her experiences with kidney disease to help his/her peer feel less alone in facing the challenges of kidney disease. Peer mentors can motivate a peer to stay active in his/her care.

What Is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring is a relationship between a mentor and mentee. The peer mentor shares his/her knowledge, experiences, and skills. This helps a mentee progress toward his/her goals. 

Who Can Be a Peer Mentor in the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Peer Mentoring Program?

If you would like to be a peer mentor, talk to your ESRD Network Peer Mentor Champion.

Who Is a Peer Mentee?

A peer mentee is a person who:

  • Is looking to make a connection with a peer who is thriving despite kidney disease.
  • Wants more knowledge from someone who also has kidney disease.

Who Can Be a Mentee in the ESRD Peer Mentoring Program?

If you would like to be paired with a peer mentor, talk to your ESRD Network.

How Do I Sign Up for the Peer Mentoring Education Program?

Reach out to your ESRD Network Peer Mentor Champion to let them know that you want to be part of the Peer Mentoring Education Program.