The training is designed to build on the existing skills and experience of participants, exploring how this can be used to help others through Peer Support. We believe that Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, and emotional, social or practical help to each other. Our training program aims to establish a professional functioning peer support service by covering key areas including: the recovery approach, what is peer support, code of conduct, active listening, problem solving, and understanding differences and diversity.

This course ensures that participants are able to:

  1. Understand peer education
  2. Identify priority target groups
  3. Select, train and supervise peer educators
  4. Understand models for peer education projects and support services
  5. Recruit and supervise peer educators
  6. Set personal and professional boundaries
  7. Manage internal relations among peer educator trainees
  8. Monitor and evaluate peer education programmes
  9. Develop policies and guidelines

Format: Taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion

Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided