Based on the Peer2Peer course, this course gives an overview of essential knowledge of peer-support including recovery theory and peer values.
We deliver these as two separate courses of 4 x 2h contact sessions for online delivery – level 1 is Essentials and level 2 is Next Steps. In-person delivery can be residential or over a number of ½ day or day sessions. Additionally, mentoring and supported self-study is costed as part of the course.
What is peer-support? Peer Support can be used by anyone with any kind of life experience. It occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. Peer support is distinct from other forms of social support in that the source of support is a peer, a person who is similar in fundamental ways to the recipient of the support; their relationship is one of equality. An effective peer-support relationship is mutual, authentic and intentional.
As human beings we are all peers of mental health experiences, wellbeing and life challenges - Self-awareness of the fact that we all have fluctuating health and can experience distress at any time, can be harnessed as a powerful tool to empower ourselves and others.
This course is designed to hone your peer-support skills for any life role you choose.
Background: Peer2Peer was developed as a result of a European Union-funded partnership project (that included the Scottish Recovery Network) to train people with lived experience of mental health problems to support others in their recovery.
Individuals wishing to bring their ‘whole self’ in to roles within communities or their own organisations.
Courses can be adapted to support embedding in an organisational value base.
Costs are for online or Moray based delivery. Out of Moray in- person available quotes on request.
£290pp: Individual spaces available on regular mixed courses
Contact us for a quote for bespoke courses.
Discounts for existing partners and Moray based organisations / individuals.