Courses, Workshops and Meetings


Peer Work Course

Next Course Starts: Wednesday 26 January 10am-1pm (same time and day weekly for 5 weeks)

Later course start date: Thursday 3 March 1-4pm (same time and day weekly for 5 weeks)

Later course start date: Tuesday 3 May 10am-1pm (same time and day weekly for 5 weeks)

Location: Online – Zoom

This course is weekly, for 5 weeks. It is suitable for people who would like to learn more about using their own experience of recovery in an intentional way to accompany other people through their journeys.

Over the 5 weeks we aim to create a safe peer space for reflection and discussion so that participants can explore ideas relating to mental health peer work.

As well as the 3 hours each week in the course, participants should also expect to spend 1-2 hours a week on self study, reflective exercises and preparation for the coming week.

This course is suitable for people who would like to learn more about using their own experience of recovery in an intentional way to accompany other people through their journeys.

Session 1 – Recovery
Session 2 – Peer Work, values, boundaries
Session 3 – Trauma
Session 4 – Power and sharing your story
Session 5 – Strengths, listening, attachment and endings

Please email peer@health-in-mind.org.uk to register your interest.

Peer Community Steering Group

Date: Monday 7 February 1-2.30
Location: Zoom

These meetings are open to representatives of Edinburgh based peer practitioners/ peer spaces.

The Peer Community Steering Group is an open meeting held each month to share and discuss updates on peer practice in Edinburgh and to steer the direction of the activities of the Peer Community. 
 
Contact peer@health-in-mind.org.uk if you would like to attend 

Peer Community Book Club – Regeneration by Pat Barker

Date: Monday 28 February 12.30-1.30pm
Location: Online – Zoom

A mental health focused book club based in Edinburgh.

Our next book club read is Pat Barker’s Regeneration. Join us having read the book, ready to share your thoughts and opinions. We’re meeting at lunch time so feel free to also bring a sandwich. This book has been chosen for LGBT+ History Month which takes place every February.

Trigger warnings – war and combat; Electric Convulsive Therapy

Click here to book a space

Peer Forum

Date: TBD
Location: Zoom

These meetings are open to current peer practitioners in Edinburgh (paid or voluntary)

The peer forum is for people working or volunteering in a role that uses lived experience. It is a protected space to come together, share experiences and work to address issues that are important in peer roles. To attend or find out more please get in touch – victoria@capsadvocacy.org.
 
We may also use the points raised to direct the work of the Peer Community if directed by Peer Forum members.


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