Courses, Workshops and Meetings

Peer Forum

Date: Wednesday 8 June 3-4.30pm
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 Fireside

Date: Wednesday 14 July 5.30-7.30pm
Location: SAMH Redhall Walled Gardens

This meet up is for Edinburgh’s Peer Workers (paid and volunteer)

If you work or volunteer in a peer role in Edinburgh please come along to share marshmallows and hot chocolate around the fire. After a long couple of years it’s time to just get together and be a community. No workshops, consultations, focus groups, questions to consider – just smores and good company.

This event is outdoors. We hope for sunshine but this is Scotland – please dress for the weather. There is an indoor space that we can use if the weather is terrible but we’re hoping to be outside unless it’s properly miserable out.

Click here to book a spot.


Peer Work Course

Next Course starts: Thursday 21 July 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: First Monday of the month
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 


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