Speak Up Courses

 The Speak up program includes introductory courses and workshops for people with mental health issues to gain purposeful and safe education, while building individual capacity and confidence for achieving further education and employment opportunities.

Click on the course you are interested in to book a day and time.

You must complete session 1 before you can do session 2.

Introduction to Zoom as a Learning Platform

  • Explore how to use and utilise Zoom for online classes and education.
  • Engage in interactive learning
  • Build confidence with online learning

Introduction to Peer Work Session 1

  • Understand the history of Peer Work
  • Discover the many different roles of a Peer worker
  • Explore options for you

Defining Frames of Mental Health Recovery Session 1

  • Deep dive and explore the meaning of Recovery
  • Get involved and discuss individual views on Recovery
  • Explore diverse world views on Recovery
  • Investigate different Recovery approaches and language

Sharing your Lived Experience

  • Defining lived experience
  • Identify skills and expectations
  • Recognising boundaries
  • Compare & contrast impacts
  • Manage wellbeing

Introduction to Peer Work Session 2

  • Uniqueness and differentiation of peer worker roles
  • Knowledge and understanding before entering the Peer Workforce
  • Where to now-exploring different opportunities
  • You must complete session 1 before you can do session 2.

Defining Frames of Mental Health Recovery Session 2

  • Develop skills in reflecting critically and compassionately on our own, and others’, frames of recovery
  • Drawing on diverse understandings of recovery to strengthen Peer work and our own recovery journeys
  • You must complete session 1 before you can do session 2.

Understanding Stigma & discrimination

  • Gain an understanding of stigma & discrimination
  • Identify the different types of stigmas
  • Explore why stigma exists
  • Understand the impacts of stigma & discrimination
  • Be empowered to challenge and 'rise above'

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