Conflict is Essential

Sometimes conflict is necessary, and when we understand our own triggers, boundaries and reactions enough to de-escalate ourselves and others, conflict can even be positive. This training is designed to give participants the tools to navigate conflict well, and practice the skills needed to keep ourselves and others safer in time of big feelings. 

What you will learn:

  • Understanding our own reactions when triggered

  • How to de-escalate ourselves and others

  • How to use the environment to support safer conflict for everyone

  • Explore the positive use of lived experience in conflict resolution. 

Who is this for?

Anyone working with people 

How to run an awesome peer support group

This training is designed to assist peer workers to confidently run a peer support group. The course covers the what, why and how of lived experience facilitated groups and should leave the participants feeling confident to start running support groups in their place of work or the community.

What you will learn

  • Increase confidence in facilitating groups 

  • Increase knowledge about how to manage peer support interactions between group members.

  • How to manage group dynamics 

  • Strengthen understanding around the benefits of well-facilitated peer support groups.

  • A stronger understanding of how to plan for and implement peer support groups.

  • A stronger understanding of how to create a culture of safer and productive sharing in peer groups.

Who is this for?

Peer support workers looking to facilitate strong and effective peer support groups and activities. 

LX / Peer Work practice 

This will help participants to understanding the why and how of lived experience work and articulate how it is different to other roles in the health system. It will also explore how lived experience practice is an important element for positive change and innovation in those systems. The training will give participants practical tools and knowledge to build upon or enhance their peer practice. Lived experience practice is still emerging and evolving, and this training looks for the group of participants to work together and engage in a process of personal and professional discovery.  

What you will learn

  • An understanding of the Recovery movement and the ability to develop language and values that relate to this concept in peer work.  

  • A safe, functional and purposeful ability to use personal narrative or “Story” 

  • Development of robust Boundaries relating to peer practice 

  • Development of Identity as a lived experience practitioner or peer worker as an important part of a broader health system.    

  • How to use lived experience skills to support individuals, groups and systems to innovate and change. 

  • Understand how peer practice is intrinsically connected to a Human rights perspective 

  • Understanding and developing a Self-care practice to sustain our work and assist others 

  • Looking at and understanding the Evidence based for peer practice.

  • Discussion and development of strong peer Values and ethics. 

Who is this for?

Anyone who is or is interested in or currently working in a peer or lived experience-identified role or managing a lived experience team and would like to explore lived experience practice and gain a deeper knowledge and skills set.