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Peer Support Worker Accredited Course - from 12 April 2013

News from: Reading Your Way

by Yasmin Bador

26 February 2013

Reading Your Way would like to invite individuals with lived experience of mental health issues to join our well-established Peer Support Work course. The free, 8-week course is accredited (2 credits at level 2) by National Open College Network (NOCN). This practical course will help participants own self-development in building their skills and confidence to be able to offer effective support to their peers.

Participants will learn about
* the principles and values of peer support
* listening skills
* using Eganís 3 stage helper model
* confidentiality
* mental health issues and approaches
* safety
* signposting to services
* the limitations of the role.

The course will be held in Reading at the offices of: A4e Ltd, 2nd Floor, Zenith House, 7 Cheapside, Reading RG1 7AQ and will commence on Friday 12 April 2013 from 10.30am to 3pm.

For more information and to apply please contact: Yasmin Bador on 0118 958 0722 or email: yasmin-bador@together-uk.org.

See location details at www.rvadirectory.org.uk/event/20130226/first-session-of-peer-support-worker-accredited-co

The training is free and, once qualified, Peer Supporters may be offered sessional paid employment within Reading Your Way. Reading Your Way is part of Together, a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues on their journey to leading fulfilling and independent lives. We offer a range of peer-led groups and activities and a daily cafe drop-in all with a focus on recovery. Peer Support Workers will be working alongside individuals to help them achieve their goals and support them to stay well.


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