Peer Support Worker Training
Your Lived Experience, Your Leadership Journey
Peer Support Worker Training is your opportunity to take all that you’ve learned on your journey of recovery and play a powerful role in the lives of your peers.
What is Peer Support Worker Training?
This training is only available to residents of British Columbia, Canada that are able to attend in person practicums within the Fraser Health Authority Region. The training focuses on the role of Peer Support Workers with Communitas Peer Support Program and services it provides to the Fraser Health Authority.
Peer Support Worker Training prepares you to offer practical and emotional support to people who are learning how to manage their own mental health recovery. Peer Support Workers have walked their journey recovery long enough to play an inspiring and encouraging leadership role. They also understand that leadership in recovery is about meeting people on their level with authenticity and humility, as a peer and not as an “authority.”
Who is it for?
Peer Support Worker Training is for people with lived experiences of managing mental health challenges who want to support others on their journey of recovery. It is designed for people who have a strong record of recovery for themselves and community involvement.
Please read the “Becoming a PSW” document in the resources section at the bottom of this page before signing up.
What to expect
To earn a Peer Support Certification through this training, you will learn (among much else):
- Excellent communication skills
- How to set healthy boundaries
- What it means to offer trauma-informed support
- How to support a peer in setting and meeting personal goals
- How support a peer in finding and using community resources
- How to navigate cultural differences
Frequently Asked Questions
We are pleased to announce we are resuming our Peer Support Training. Please read the "Becoming a PSW" document in the resources section at the bottom of this page before signing up.