Global Lyme Alliance Lyme Link Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program
One on One Support
Global Lyme Alliance developed Lyme Link, peer-to-peer support program, a free resource for people who are affected by Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness. Lyme patients, caregivers, and family members who have questions or just need to talk can connect with someone who has already “been there” and can provide support and hope. Peer mentors are people who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness or are caring for someone who has and understands what you are going through. Learn more about how to become a peer mentor or how to request a peer mentor.
Who Will Benefit from the Lyme Link Peer Support Program?
If you or a loved one is living with Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness, you know first-hand the physical and emotional challenges that is associated with this condition.
The Lyme disease journey can be difficult to navigate especially for those who are living with chronic symptoms. Having someone who is knowledgeable and has experienced the many challenges of living with Lyme disease as a guide to support you through the journey is an invaluable resource. This program is for anyone who has been affected by Lyme disease or other tick-borne illness – patient, caregiver, or family member who may need one-on-one support or want to volunteer to be a mentor.
Why is Lyme Link Peer Mentor Support Important?
You are not in this journey alone! Connecting people who are affected by Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne illness benefits everyone. This program is meant to inspire members of the tick-borne disease community by providing support that will keep both the peer mentors and the people they are assisting moving forward in their individual journeys. Get support from a Lyme link peer mentor
Caregivers and family members face different challenges as the primary support for patients. Connecting with others like themselves provides an outlet for sharing their emotions – fear, stress, confusion, frustrations, guilt – to help find new ways to lighten the load. Learn more about how to get support as a caregiver.
How does Lyme Link Peer Mentor Support Work?
Peers will be matched with someone who has faced similar challenges as themselves. You will be matched with a person with a similar profile to connect and exchange information and support. Peer mentors are available to communicate by phone, email, or video chat.