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.
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.
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:
Mental health system
Resiliency, empowerment & hope
Social determinants of health
Stages of change
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)
Stigma and discrimination
Ethics and boundaries
Working as a team
Peers as professionals
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.
Looking to hone your group facilitator skills?
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
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.