Peer SupportAbout Peer Support Training
What will I learn?
The PST skills include:
- Recognizing, naming and acknowledging strengths in yourself and others
- Intentional Listening (Grounding, Validating, Normalizing, Reassuring)
- Intentional sharing
- Setting and maintaining boundaries
- Managing your own wellness – self-care
- Reflecting on our identities & recognizing diversity
- Beginning Relationships (connecting with peers)
- Building Relationships
- Peacebuilding & conflict resolution
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Change-making & Advocacy
- Ending Supportive Relationships
- Peer Supporter Roles: Activity & Group facilitator, Community Navigator, Online Peer Support, 1:1 Peer Support
The PST core knowledge areas include:
- Values of Recovery
- Values of Peer Support practice
- History of Peer Support
- Roles of Peer Supporters & scope of practice
- Anti-oppressive & inclusive practice
- Social Determinants of Health and how they relate to Peer Support Practice
How will I learn?
How will I be evaluated?
Who will be teaching me and supporting my learning?
The Stella’s Place Peer Support Training Team supports the program’s participants to build community, share learning and knowledge and provides in-session support.
Peer Mentors are individuals who have lived experience and currently work in the field as peer supporters, bringing their knowledge, skills and passion to program participants. Peer Mentors facilitate and contribute to small and large group discussions, provide resources as required and help build group safety and trust.
Training coordinators support participants by compiling curriculum, arranging food and other supplies and ensuring that learning accommodations are in place before and during the program.
Facilitators may come from within the Stella’s Place network or may be from one of our many partner organizations. Facilitators are chosen for their expertise in their field along with their ability to partner with young adults to provide a rich, engaging and interactive learning experience and to support participant success.
This sounds awesome! How can I join in?
safeTALK is an alertness training program that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK-trained helpers learn to talk to someone who may be thinking about suicide and to take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources.
ASIST provides a two-day Suicide Intervention training and certification for individuals who wish to learn skills to intervene when an individual is at risk of dying by suicide.
Peer Support Group Facilitator Training The Self-Help Resource Centre offers introductory and advanced level workshops for individuals wishing to build and expand their skills in facilitating self-help and peer support groups.
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