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Interactive Peer Support Training, the Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH Way

Whether it is workplace stressors, life stressors or personal circumstances, peer supporters can provide that extra support to those who might need it. A peer supporter has a greater perspective of mental health challenges because of their own lived experience. This is why we believe wholeheartedly in the power of peer support and the importance of being trained by the best peer training company. At Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH, we offer a variety of peer support training options for all your peer support training needs. Robyn, Charlotte and their instructors provide in person or online training via Zoom to create the best learning environment for everyone in the course. We use videos, slides, dialogue, interactive exercises and games, and lots of practice to fully equip you to be in communities providing valuable peer support services to the people in need.


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Peer Support Worker Training

Peer support workers worldwide have benefited from this training, all from their office or home comforts. Our online peer support worker training was created in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation in Peer Support. The training includes diving deeper into the below topics to add more to your peer supporter role. It is comprehensive, interactive and practical training for peer support workers and family peer support workers.


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Who can be a peer support worker? Those people with their own experience of living with mental health/addiction issues. But wait, there’s more. We also do family peer support worker training. Who can do that? A family member of someone living with mental health/addiction issues. This training is highly interactive and includes lots of practice of the skills you will need. We cover various topics, which include:

  • Advocacy

  • Mental health system

  • PS fundamentals

  • Strength-based support/advocacy

  • Resiliency, empowerment & hope

  • Social determinants of health

  • Stages of change

  • Communication

  • 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 (suicide and self-harm)

  • Culture/worldview/diversity

  • Stigma and discrimination

  • Wellness tools

  • Ethics and boundaries

  • Working as a team

  • Peers as professionals

Introduction to Peer Staff Supervisor Training

If you’re someone supervising peer staff roles, whether you have been doing it for years, have just begun or are preparing to hire peer staff, you can join us at our peer staff supervisor training. We created this training in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation in Peer Support. It is a 6-hour training, over two sessions. We cover numerous topics, such as the history of peer support, the definition of peer support, peer support values, peer support workers training, and more.

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Peer Support Group Facilitator Training 

Looking to hone your group facilitator skills?


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This training is a comprehensive, interactive and practical training program for peer supporters who want to be facilitators of peer support groups. This is for both Individual and Family Peer Support Workers.

Learn the difference between peer support groups and peer led groups, how to stay true to your peer values while maintaining your own mental health.

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 breakout rooms 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 a great peer support group facilitator both online and in person. It is up to you how you walk into that opportunity. We cover numerous topics, which include:

  • ​Recovery and wellbeing

  • Peer support fundamentals

  • Self-care for facilitators

  • Supporting with understanding

  • Facilitation skills

  • Communication

  • Unconscious bias

  • Supporting yourself

  • Community of practice

  • Topics for support groups and workshops

  • Pulling it all together

Throughout all training there is a strong emphasis on ensuring the incorporation of:

The Peer Support Canada Knowledge Matrix requirements related to peer support delivery,

The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) peer support values (as outlined in the Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Supporters),

The principles of trauma informed support; and

Related components of the MHCC National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety.

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