Did you experience difficulties with your mood, emotions and mental health during pregnancy or after the birth of your child?
Are you keen to use these experiences to help others who are feeling the same way?
It sounds like you want to be a Peer Supporter!
The ‘Perinatal Mental Health Peer Supporter Alliance’ project is offering free training across West Yorkshire in Peer Support Skills. The training is a commitment of around 12hrs of learning (usually delivered over 6 weeks).
Courses will be face to face in the first instance but virtual training is available where needed. Wherever possible, a free creche will be available alongside the sessions.
Training covers topics such as:
What is a Peer Supporter?
Barriers to accessing mental health help
What is perinatal mental health – overview
Signposting, red flags and where to find further information
Curiosity, Listening, Empathy and Validation
Sharing stories to build relationships
Safety, boundaries and self-care
Inclusion and group facilitation
If you are interested, please email [email protected] or call 07741077332.
This is a limited time offer – so please get in touch quick to avoid disappointment!
(If you are a professional who is trying to set up new perinatal mental health peer support in your organisation but isn’t sure where to start, you may also be able to join this training! It will give you a better understanding of how peer support roles differ from professional roles, and what training and help peer supporters may need.)