Upcoming events

 

20 July 2021 – University of Glasgow Peer Wellbeing Support Service – Staff Training

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21 July 2021 – Action on Postpartum Psychosis – Training Day for Peer Supporters. app-logo

1 July 2021 – Staff Development Training for the Oxford University Prospects Programme – Peer Support Programmes: Promoting Connectivity and Community in Universities

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3 & 24 August 2021 – Mental Health and Peer Support Workshop, Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute

These workshops, delivered via zoom, are designed for Chinese students who are thinking of attending university in the UK. In particular, they will focus on how to develop and maintain a sense of wellbeing when studying in the UK. This interactive session will help students to understand how stress manifests itself, practice moments of mindfulness and develop an understanding of the resources available at universities in the UK.

7 September – 12 October – Training for Peer Support Trainers   NEW!!

This six week course will cover the content of the three-day Connect Peer Support Training for Trainers. It will take place over zoom, making it easier for people to come together from all over.

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This training is for organisations who are considering developing a peer support programme, are in the process of developing a programme or have a programme and want to expand it. For more information on what the three-day session entails, click here

For information about the cost of the training, contact Anne

 

24 June 2021 – Action on Postpartum Psychosis Workshop – Crisis: Supporting Ourselves and Others

May 2021 – Thriving in Middle Age: a group for women 45+ (on zoom)

Middle life can be a tricky developmental time as we search for meaning in where we have been and where we are headed. It is a time to pause for reflection, to catch up with our self, to notice. It is a time where we might be thinking about relationships, families, children leaving home, ageing parents and our changing bodies.       

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For women in particular, it is a time in which we might feel invisible or be struggling with the menopause. It is important for us to be able to share our experiences in a safe space and to connect with others in order to be seen.

Thriving in Middle Age is a support group that offers a chance for women to connect to other women who share similar experiences as they navigate midlife. 

March – June 2021 – Peer Support Training for Action on Postpartum Psychosis (on zoom)  For more information about APP’s award winning peer support service,  click here 

May 2021 – Training for Peer Support Trainers, Jigsaw Thornbury

For more information about Jigsaw Thornbury click here

May 3 & 20, 2021 – Peer Support Training for Staff, Easter Bush Campus, University of Edinburgh    

Two days of training in peer support skills for staff. For more information about the current programme click here

April 2021 – Staff training for the Oxford Prospects and Global Development Programme

25 March 2021 – Staff Development Training for the Oxford University Prospects Programme. 

3 March 2021- Workshop on Stress Reduction and Self-care for Future Doctors, Oxford Prospects Programme, Oxford (on zoom)

24 February- 24 March 2021- Oxford Psychotherapy Society weekly peer support group (on zoom)

3 & 6 February 2021 – Mental Health and Peer Support Workshop, Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute, Oxford (on zoom)

These workshops, delivered via zoom, are designed for Chinese students who are thinking of attending university in the UK. In particular, they will focus on how to develop and maintain a sense of wellbeing when studying in the UK. This interactive session will help students to understand how stress manifests itself, practice moments of mindfulness and develop an understanding of the resources available at universities in the UK.

November 2020 – Jilin University (Changchun, China) Lecture Series, Oxford Prospects Programme for Counsellors and Student Mental Health Workers (on zoom)

17 November 2020 – Peer Support Programmes: building connectivity and community

23 November 2020 – Building Supportive Relationships: effective limit and boundary setting with students

24 November 2020 – Looking after Ourselves: the importance of self-care for professionals working with students

10 November 2020 – Self-care for Therapists during the Covid-19 Pandemic – Oxford Psychotherapy Society (on zoom)

As we continue to navigate this ever-changing time, it is especially important that therapists take some time to reflect on how we are being impacted by Covid-19, and to take stock of what we are doing to ensure that we are looking after our whole selves: physical, emotional, spiritual, work and social. It is not only necessary, it is ethically responsible to keep our self-care practice to the fore. Drawing on research and my experience of running peer support groups and self-care workshops this will be an interactive evening, and through discussion and exercises there will be an opportunity for members to explore and share their ideas about self-care.

October and November 2020 – Oxford Psychotherapy Society peer support groups (on zoom)

During this continued chaotic and dislocating time, we as therapists are tending to our clients’ needs, while changing the way we work, how we are living and, at the same time, grappling with how it all feels and what it means. While we are good at noticing and caring for those around us, we are more likely to put our needs in the background; yet, it is essential we look after ourselves and support each other.

The groups are open to Oxford Psychotherapy Society members only.

If you are interested in joining a peer support group or are a member of an organisation that would like to set up a group, please contact Anne to discuss what can work for you.

5 & 19 August 2020 – Mental Health and Peer Support Workshop, Oxford Prospects and Global Development Institute, Oxford (on zoom)

These workshops, which will be delivered via zoom, are designed for Chinese students who are thinking of attending university in the UK. In particular, they will focus on how to develop and maintain a sense of wellbeing when studying in the UK. This interactive session will help students to understand how stress manifests itself, practice moments of mindfulness and to develop an understanding of the resources available at universities in the UK

5 – 7 February 2020 -Training for Peer Support Trainers, Oxford, UK

To hear what participants say, click here

For more information about the three-day Training for Peer Support Trainers programme, click here

For further information on Peer Support Training, click here.

13-15 January 2020 -Training for Peer Support Trainers, University of Antwerp, Belgium

In collaboration with the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Connect Peer Support will be running a three-day Training for Peer Support Trainers, followed by an Inspiration Day.

29 November 2019 – Listening Skills Training Part II for Universify, Oxford

Training in listening skills and boundary setting for volunteers at Universify, Oxford.

For more information about the charity Universify, go to https://universifyeducation.com/

27 & 29 August 2019 – Staff Development Training for the Oxford University Prospects Programme

Connect Peer Support will be delivering sessions for the Oxford Prospects Programme to participants from Chinese universities – academics, counsellors, and those at the top of the organisational structure – on peer support, listening skills and setting boundaries with students.

10, 17 & 24 August 2019 – Listening Skills Training for Universify, Oxford

Training in listening skills for volunteers at Universify, Oxford.

Universify is a charity committed to educational equality.

For more information about the charity Universify, go to https://universifyeducation.com/

7 June 2019 – 1st China-UK University Student Support and Counselling Service Conference, Oxford

Talk Title: Peer Support Programmes: promoting inclusivity, equality, community and belonging

24-26 June 2019 – Training for Peer Support Trainers, Oxford, UK

24 May 2019 – Training for Staff at the University of East Anglia Student Union

A one day training for Student Union staff at UEA on running peer support programmes, with a focus on how to best co-ordinate, oversee and supervise the myriad student-led programmes that exist.

April 2019 -Training for Peer Support Trainers, Estonia

We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Tallinn, in rolling out a Connect Peer Support Training for Trainers for counsellors across Estonia. The training will take place over three days in April 2019, and will be both didactic and experiential.