Peer Support Training

Peer support drawing

The Peer support training course is delivered over 10 training days and takes an experiential learning approach, focusing on active listening skills, an understanding of Recovery and Recovery focussed language and approaches, Personal Recovery planning, problem solving, boundaries, ethical issues, challenging situations and working in groups.  

The course has been delivered around the country and has received a lot of positive feedback. The training will be of interest to anyone wanting to work in Mental Health services and is easily transferable to a wide variety of services. Some of the feedback we have received: 

"Empowering, validating and an experience that has given my life currency."
Trainee South West London & St George's Healthcare Trust

"Challenging, engrossing,  stimulating  and tiring!!!"
Trainee, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

"What a fantastic course" " This has got the most potential to be truly life changing for us"
Trainee, Herts

In addition to the ten day course, we offer two day awareness training on peer support.

Peer support is fast becoming a key part of mental health service provision across the UK. The employment of ‘Peer Support Workers’, people with a lived experience of mental health is seen as by the Government as a central component to the delivery of personalised mental health care (Making Recovery a Reality (2008), New Horizons (2009). There is likely to be a significant increase in the number of Peer Support worker posts across the UK.

Download Making Waves Peer Support Training information

To find out out more about the course please contact:

Torsten Shaw: torsten[at]makingwaves[dot]org