These workshops are designed to better equip anyone to work with/support people with mental health conditions (e.g. coworkers/family/friends) and supports those dealing with mental health conditions to gain more confidence. The workshops are a series of five * 60 minute workshops that explore what mental health is through the perspective of those with lived experience, and how best to support people living with mental health conditions.
These workshops support staff to identify obstacles to effective engagement with co-workers and others (e.g. family/friends/community members) they engage with, who have mental health conditions, and explore how to address these obstacles to support people to achieve better outcomes in their lives.
Online Peer Support Worker Training: Becoming an Exploration Facilitator
This new and updated training was created in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation in Peer Support. It is a comprehensive, interactive and practical training of peer support workers and family peer support workers.
Who is a peer? Those people with their own experience of living with mental health/addiction issues.
We have designed the training to maximize your learning through the use of many teaching modalities. We will be using videos, slides, dialogue, interactive exercises and games, and lots of practice to fully equip you to be in communities providing valuable peer support services after this training. This training is highly interactive and includes lots of practice of the skills you will need.
Session Topics Include:
• Mental health system
• PS fundamentals
• Strength based support/advocacy
• Resiliency, empowerment & hope
• Social determinants of health
• The healthcare system
• Stages of change
• Conflict resolution
• In the system not of the system
• Preferred communication styles
• Connecting through your story
• Supporting with understanding (trauma informed support)
• Supporting someone in a crisis/emergency
• Let’s talk about the “S” word
• Stigma and discrimination
• Wellness tools
• Ethic and boundaries
• Working as a team
• Peers as professionals
Family & Caregiver Peer Support Facilitator Training
For more information and to start a conversation about what this training is all about
“Family Peer Support is the instrumental, social and informational support provided from one parent to another in an effort to reduce isolation, shame and blame, to assist parents in navigating child serving systems and provide other relevant life experiences.”
The Benefits of Family Peer Support Services: SAMHSA
The training is a comprehensive, interactive and practical training program for parents and caregivers who want to be facilitators.
We have designed the training to maximize your learning through the use of many teaching modalities.
We will be using videos, slides, dialogue, interactive exercises and games to fully equip you to provide valuable peer support group facilitation after this training.
Our job is to provide the opportunity for you to become great Facilitator. It is up to you how you walk into that opportunity.
for more information and to receive your free toolkit
The PeerZone toolkits are a great addition to any corporation, organization, family or any peer supporter who wants to continue the conversation about mental health and mental health issues. The 52 toolkits on a range of topics (see www.peerzonetoolkit.com). RPLYT is the only place authorized to provide a workshop and sell the PeerZone Toolkits singly, or in groups of four to organizations families/caregivers. The training sessions will work through the resources and you will leave with the package for whatever topics you purchase.
Each set of materials includes:: Activity sheet, recovery story, what works well and supporter conversation guide.
Fighting for the appropriate care of your child can be exhausting, frustrating and unobtainable at times. This workshop offers you tools to successfully advocate on your child's behalf with in the health care systems, in the education system and with friends and family. Delivered by a parent who has successfully changed government policy and who understands the need to build the box around your child who does not fit into the boxes provided.
This course is delivered Online
Price $75.00 for the two part session
Kirsten Drybrough is the facilitator
Moving Past the Shame & Embracing the Gifts/Future
As a parent it is heartbreaking to try and make sense of behaviors that we do not understand. In this workshop you will learn to let go of the "where did I go so wrong with my parenting", accept the path that your family is on, readjust the dreams you have for your child, and start to recognize the gifts that come out of your journey.
Do you get who you really are? Or do you get stuck in your head that you can’t? Do you want to get out of your own way to live the life you really want? Let’s find those hidden talents and unleash them.
This course is delivered Online
Robyn Priest is the facilitator
Price $99.00 for the three part session
PeerZone Workshop Training
Interested in bringing this workshop to your workplace or organization?
PeerZone Workshops are a series of up to 20 three-hour peer-led workshops for people who experience mental distress and addiction. The workshops provide a fun, interactive and safe structure for participants to share their experiences, learn self-management and expand their horizons.
This training is great for any organization that runs support groups for individuals, caregivers and family members.
This training is also a great addition to any workplace or organization's mental wellness plan.