Courses, Workshops and Meetings


Peer Forum

Date: Tuesday 23 March 3-4.30
Location: Zoom

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

If you are a Peer Practitioner based in Edinburgh (paid or voluntary) and would like a space to discuss ideas and challenges that you are experiencing with your fellow peers, please get in touch – victoria@capsadvocacy.org.
 
We will also use the points raised to direct the work of the Peer Community.

Workshop – Facilitating Peer Support Groups

Date: Thursday 11 March 2-5
Location: Zoom

In this workshop we will look at –

  • Building a safe space – the importance of group agreement and how to build one.
  • Boundaries of a peer support group
  • Structure of a session
  • Coping with challenges and managing risk
  • What to consider when facilitating online
  • Self care for peer supporters

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Peer Community Steering Group

Date: Monday 12 April 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 

WorkshopUsing Lived Experience in Non Peer Roles

Date: Wednesday 14 April 10-12
Location: Zoom

This workshop is aimed at people in non peer roles who would like to learn more in order to benefit their own practice.

Intentional use of lived experience is an integral part of peer work and has the potential to be used in other types of mental health support. We will look at how peer workers use lived experience in their roles and how this might also be useful in other roles also.

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Peer Work Course

Starts: Thursday 15 April 1.30-4.30 (weekly for 5 weeks)
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.

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 book a place.

Book Club – Reasons too Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Starts: Tuesday 20 April 12.30-1.30
Location: Zoom

Our first book club book is Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive. Join us having read or listened to the book, ready to share your thoughts and opinions. We’re meeting at lunch time so feel free to also bring a sandwich.
If you are listening to it, an abridged version is available on the BBC website – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p08jkjbl
This book contains the theme of suicide. 
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