Speak Up Courses

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
  • Date: Thursday 12th May 2022;  Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

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
  • Date: Friday 27th May 2022;  Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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
  • Date: Thursday 19th May 2022; Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sharing your Lived Experience

  • Define lived experience and what this means
  • Identify skills and expectations of sharing lived experience
  • Explore ways to manage your wellbeing before, during and after sharing your lived experience
  • Date: Monday 27th June 2022; Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm

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.
  • Date: Friday 10th June 2022; Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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.
  • Date: Thursday 26th May 2022; Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Understanding Stigma & Discrimination

  • What is stigma? What is discrimination?
  • Why does stigma exist?
  • What are the triggers and the effects on us, our family, and carers?
  • Date: Monday 20th June 2022; Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm

Understanding the Importance of Communicating Effectively

  • Explore Why, What & How we communicate
  • Understand & Identify Body Language - Non-Verbal communication
  • Explore what Active Listening is
  • Identify Challenges & Barriers to communicating effectively
  • Date: Thursday 30th June 2022; Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Introduction to Advocacy

  • Explore the meaning of Advocacy
  • Understand the principles of Advocacy
  • Identify and discuss key Advocacy skills in the Mental Health space
  • Discuss the many benifts of being an Advocate for self and others
  • Date: Thursday 7th April 2022; Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Introduction to Committee Work

  • Explore & Understand the Structure, Functions & Processes involved in Committee Work
  • Explore the Roles & Responsibilities of all Committee Members
  • Gain knowledge & skills in the Documents used in Committee Meetings
  • Date: Friday 24th June 2022; Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Understanding the

Principles of Co-Design

  • Explore Co-Design - purpose & principles
  • Understand the importance of Co-Design
  • Understand the process of Co-Design
  • Date: Friday 1st July 2022; Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm