Advanced Peer Support Facilitator Training

Our Peer Support Facilitation Training have so far enabled at least two facilitators to start their own peer groups right here in the city. Ashley Gryzbowski started a weekly walking group at St. John the Compassionate Mission and Tammy Clayton, a SHRC volunteer, just completed an 8 week wellness group with a focus on body image. The Introduction and Advanced training gave them both useful tools and skills needed to start a peer group.

Ashley’s feedback:
“The trainings have truly come in handy in helping us organize our walking group at St John’s Mission. Having a comfort agreement has helped set the tone for a supportive and inclusive group, and tips on ensuring other measures and logistics (finding space, scheduling, promotion, etc.) were used in organizing and starting our group.”

Tammy’s feedback:
“As a volunteer at the SHRC, I was encouraged to start my own group after attending the Introduction to Peer Support Group Facilitation Training. The training provided very detailed guidance on what is needed to start a group and precisely how to go about it. Using my own support group action plan created in the training, I was able to successfully plan a group, along with a co-facilitator, using a step by step process. I am looking forward to attending the Advanced Peer Support Group Facilitation Training where I will learn to strengthen my skills and share my experience facilitating a group. I highly recommend starting a peer support group. It was an invaluable experience and great fun!”

Please get in touch with us if you took the Peer Support Facilitator Training and have started a group of your own. We would like to hear from you.

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