Online Peer Support Worker Training: Becoming an Exploration Facilitator

20 * 2 hour sessions

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 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 train Family Peer Support Workers in the training. Who can do that? A family member of someone living with a 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.


February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
March 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 31
April 2, 7, 9,14,16
1:00pm - 3:00pm  (central time)
Session Topics Include:

•    Advocacy
•    Mental health system
•    PS fundamentals
•    Strength based support/advocacy
•    Resiliency, empowerment & hope
•    Social determinants of health 
•    The healthcare system
•    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
•    Culture/worldview/diversity
•    Stigma and discrimination
•    Wellness tools
•    Ethic and boundaries
•    Working as a team
•    Peers as professionals


$750 per person plus gst/hst


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Online Peer Support Worker Training: Becoming an Exploration Facilitator

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