Aspire celebrates its Peer Mentor graduates at New Beginnings

A specialist detoxification and rehabilitation service in Doncaster which helps people to beat their drug and alcohol addiction has celebrated the graduation of its latest group of peer mentors.

Aspire Drug and Alcohol service which runs New Beginnings in Balby, has seen its volunteer peer mentor programme grow from strength to strength, adding 10 new peer mentors to its team to support people on their road to recovery.

Neil Firbank, Senior Day Programme Practitioner, said: “I am very proud of all our peer mentors. Each mentor has lived experience of being in recovery making them best placed to offer advice and support people to turn their lives around. Our goal is to make sure that all our clients and service users are connected and involved from day one. These additional mentor graduates help us to achieve just that.”

Peer mentors have a vital role in creating relationship bonds with service users. They are the go to people for reassurance along the recovery journey.  They provide encouragement and the focus to help them to get the best from the service, join in social activities and bring an element of routine to their lives.

New Beginnings, which is run by Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services in Balby, offers a comprehensive recovery programme to support people’s reintegration into the community. It provides medically assisted programmes in a purpose built unit, offering the maximum amount of support for people aiming to achieve a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

To talk to someone in confidence about drug or alcohol issues, please visit Aspire’s live chat at:, or ring 01302 730956.

Peer Mentors celebrating their graduation.