Peer Support Training

Peer support can be an extremely helpful and effective tool in supporting an individual or group to achieve their goals.This two-day training will explore the effectiveness of peer support and will also enable peers to develop the necessary skills to offer peer support in both one-to-one and group settings.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • identify the qualities of an effective Peer Support Relationship
  • recognise the principles of peer support
  • identify effective communication techniques
  • demonstrate awareness of personal and professional boundaries with peers including confidentiality. personal disclosure and child and vulnerable adult protection
  • employ personal stories of recovery to support others
  • recognise ways in which recovery can be supported. facilitated and hindered
  • demonstrate application of key peer support skills
  • describe the requirements of the role of a peer worker supporting groups and delivering one-to-one support
  • recognise effective groupwork facilitation techniques
  • identify techniques for managing nerves
  • recognise strategies for managing group behaviour
  • demonstrate a peer-led group work session
  • describe self-care strategies they can apply in their role as a peer supporter.

Aimed At

People who use services, peer workers, peer educators and volunteers.

Cost

Commissioned – please contact Richard Bloodworth (richardb@sdf.org.uk) for more information.

Length

Two days