Peer Up Courses

The Peer Up program focuses on a broad and practical range of mental health peer work courses, workshops and professional development skillsets.

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Effective Communication Skills for Peer Workers - Session 1

  • Explore Why, What & How we communicate
  • Understand the importance of the words we use
  • Examine non-verbal communication
  • Gain skills to listen actively
  • Identify challenges and barriers

Effective Communication Skills for Peer Workers - Session 2

  • Examine different styles of communicating
  • Build on Negotiation and Conflict resolutions skills
  • Explore Feedback-both ways
  • Practice using Recovery Oriented language
  • Consider small group communication

Advocacy Skills for Peer Workers - Session 1

  • Two-part course designed for Peer Workers
  • Aims to further develop understanding and skills to be an effective advocate
  • Understanding the concept of advocacy, and the importance of advocacy in mental health
  • Discussion of the types and principles of advocacy
  • Includes an education component, experiential learning exercise, and group discussions

Advocacy Skills for Peer Workers - Session 2

  • Two-part course designed for Peer Workers
  • Aims to further develop understanding and skills to be an effective advocate
  • Includes key advocacy skills, techniques, strategies, and some real-life examples of advocacy
  • Includes an education component, experiential learning exercise, and group discussions

Conducting Effective Meetings

  • What are effective meetings?
  • How to plan your meetings
  • How to run effective meetings
  • Documentation requirements for a meeting
  • How to deal with issues - problem solving, conflict resolution & negotiation skills
  • Next steps for future meetings

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