Courses, Workshops and Meetings


Peer Community Book Club – The Outrun

Date: Tuesday 29 June 1.30-2.30pm
Location: Zoom

A mental health and peer practice focused Book Club for people in Edinburgh.

Our second book club is Amy Liptrot’s The Outrun. 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.

Click here to sign up.

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.

Peer Community Steering Group

Date: Monday 2 August 1-2.30
Location: Zoom

These meetings are open to all with an involvement or interest in peer practice in Edinburgh.

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 

Workshop – Creating Blended Peer Spaces

Date: postponed
Location: Zoom

This workshop is aimed at people who hold peer spaces in Edinburgh.

As public spaces reopen so will peer spaces. However, we may choose to also continue online support in some form. In this workshop we will explore why peer spaces might consider a ‘blended’ approach and what we can do to ensure safe supportive peer spaces that enable people to choose whether they join in face to face or online.

Contact peer@health-in-mind.org.uk to register interest in this workshop.

Peer Work Course

Starts: TBD – please register interest at peer@health-in-mind.org.uk
Location: Zoom

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.

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.

Please email peer@health-in-mind.org.uk to book a place.

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


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