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Developing a Peer Support Group

If you would you like to use your own lived experience of a mental health problem to help others, this course gives you practical advice and guidance for getting started.

Course overview

Would you like to set up your own peer-led support group? Receive practical advice and guidance on the factors that ensure a successful group, such as safety, good communication as well as planning and maintaining the group.

Length of class: 2 hours. Single one-off class.

Learning Objectives

All students will be able to:

  • Describe a benefit of peer support groups.
  • List 2 practical tips about setting up or maintaining a peer support group.

Most students will be able to:

  • List two potential problems in a peer support group.
  • Describe one way to deal with issues that may arise.

Some students will be able to:

  • Know what to do next if they wish to develop a peer support group​.