We’re excited you’re setting out on this journey! Our hope is that this training serves to support you to grow both in your peer support and facilitation work.
As with any journey, remember that you’ll learn as you go, you’ll make some mistakes, and need to course-correct. Be kind to yourself and ask for support when you need it! If you feel stuck on something, try reaching out to another facilitator, colleague or peer to talk it out. And remember you can come back to this guide and the leadership and facilitation module as often as you need.
As we have mentioned throughout the training, do your best to add some fun into the experience for people, and ground everything you do in the core values!
“Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Peer support is not based on psychiatric models and diagnostic criteria. It is about understanding another’s situation empathically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain.”
~Mead, Hilton, & Curtis (2001)