The main focus of Peer 2 Peer is to establish an innovative model of vocational training by adapting and integrating peer support training with psychodrama and video therapy sessions. The aim of the Peer 2 Peer training is to facilitate the employment of individuals as peer support workers. Individuals who complete learning will have lived experience of mental health or addictions so they can support others with similar difficulties. The course runs over 12 sessions usually on a fortnightly basis and after completion participants will be supported to access further training, education, volunteering or employment opportunities. Over 70% of participants move onto employment, volunteering or further education.
Session 1 – creating the learning environment
Session 2 – what is recovery?
Session 3 – personal recovery
Session 4 – what is peer support
Session 5 – the peer relationship
Session 6 – review and evaluation
Session 7 – use of language and communication
Session 8 – using your experiences effectively
Session 9 – surviving and thriving
Session 10 – positive risk taking and boundaries
Session 11 – self-management and self-care
Session 12 – review and evaluation
Lesley is our Peer Development Worker with a wealth of experience supporting people with substance misuse and metal health issues. Her role is to offer emotional support and help people develop the skills to self-manage and build the resilience required to move from "simply surviving to actively thriving".