The GraceWins Mental Health Peer Supporter Training is based on Peer2Peer, a widely respected European Commission-funded vocational training collaborative comprising eight organizations from across Europe. With Peer2Peer as the foundation we evolve the training as we grow in knowledge and experience from running this course, learning from our own peer support practice as well as from various other peer support learning sources. The training is conducted in small groups of no more than 8 students to maximize the quality of learning. It comprises 12-14 weekly classes of an hour-and-a-half each.
For Whom: Persons (18+) with lived experience of mental health challenges that have a desire to serve as peer supporters and, who, we believe, possess the attributes to become highly effective peer supporters.
By Whom: The GraceWins Mental Health Peer Supporter Training has been developed and is delivered by GraceWins DreamTeam Lead Percy D’Souza. Percy is a Peer Support Canada certified peer supporter and community mental health advocate. An ‘ex-severe, treatment resistant, psychotic depressive’, Percy has facilitated courses at the Recovery Colleges in Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and CMHA Durham, has served on various mental health-related committees in Durham including Lakeridge Health and Ontario Shores and is presently a member of the Lakeridge Mental Health & Addictions Consumer Advisory Panel.
When: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Starts Thursday, September 7, 2023. For 14 weeks
Where: Google Meet (online)
Fee: $300 + HST or pay what you can.