• Health & Wellbeing
  • Industry
  • Rolling programme
  • Start date
  • 16+
  • Eligible Age Range

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Independent Living Support

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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

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  • Address Lincluden Community Centre, College Road, Dumfries, UK
  • City Dumfries
  • Post Code DG2 0DL
  • Country United Kingdom

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Updated on November 7, 2023 at 6:41 pm
  • Industry: Health & Wellbeing
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 16+
  • Course Length: 12 weeks
  • Course Capacity: 6
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Ex-Offender, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions, Long Term Unemployment
  • Attendance Pattern: Fortnightly
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Dumfries and Galloway
  • Start date: Rolling programme

Meet your tutor


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".

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