Services

Connect Peer Support offers a number of bespoke services including training groups in Peer Support, training Peer Support Trainers, as well as Peer Support consultancy and workshops on relaxation, well-being and self-care. Find more information below (please contact us for rates and fees):

Peer Support Training

Training for Trainers

Peer Support Trainer Supervision

Peer Support Consultancy

Relaxation Workshops

Wellbeing and Self-care Workshops

 

Peer Support Training

Based on Anne’s published manuals, Connect Peer Support runs a 30 hour peer support training that focuses on support and referral skills. Training is experiential and works to build emotional intelligence and enhance communication skills in the participants, to enable them to effectively and safely support their peers.

For more detailed information, see our Training Programmes page.

Training for Trainers

This training is for professionals who are currently setting up and/or running, or would like to set up and run a peer support programme in their setting.

The course is both didactic and experiential.

For more detailed information, see our Training Programmes page.

Peer Support Trainer Supervision

It is important that those providing peer support training and supervision in their institutions have a place to reflect on their experiences. It is essential that trainers are given space to think about what is going well and what challenges they are facing in their role, and to ensure they are practicing self-care. Connect Peer Support offers supervision to Peer Support Trainers/Supervisors running Peer Support Training in their organisations in the UK and internationally. Supervision is available both 1:1 and through Skype.

Peer Support Consultancy

Whether you have a Peer Support Programme up and running or are in the early stages of considering if such a programme is viable in your institutions, Connect Peer Support offers professional consultancy based on years of experience in the field. We offer a one-off consultancy, ongoing consultancy or project-based consultancy, depending on your needs. A needs assessment will be performed to clarify how peer support can fit into or be expanded in your setting.

Relaxation Workshops

Stress is a normal part of life; however, if it begins to overwhelm us or we find that it is impinging on all areas of our lives we can easily become less productive, have poorer concentration and experience physical symptoms. Before getting to this stage, it is important to (re)learn how to relax.

Connect Peer Support creates bespoke workshops for groups and organisations, which vary in length and number of sessions. All workshops are a mix of didactic, interactive, experiential and practical approaches. Participants will learn techniques they can use in day-to-day situations and will be able to recognise their own personal stress symptoms.

Wellbeing and Self-care Workshops

It is important to take time to re-charge and rejuvenate, especially when we live busy lives. It is easy to neglect some aspect of our well-being – physical, emotional, psychological, personal, social, spiritual, professional – when we are busy, experiencing Mental Health difficulties, and/or feel external and internal pressure to perform in some way.

Connect Peer Support creates bespoke workshops for groups and organisations to engender emotional intelligence, strengthen communication skills, and to develop strategies for wellbeing and self-care in day-to-day life. All workshops are a mix of didactic, interactive, experiential and practical approaches. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how they approach self-care and wellbeing and what they can do to ensure they practice it on a regular basis.

All sessions include time to practice breathing and relaxation techniques.