Peer Mentorship & Leadership Opportunities
Self Help is dedicated to the development of Peer Mentorship and Leadership Skills for those who experience a mental health and/or addiction issue.
Peer Training Workshop: Learn how to support others on their recovery journey. This one-day workshop focuses on the skills of peer support, communication, conflict resolution, and self-care. “By helping others, we help ourselves.”
Recovery Planning: After taking a closer look at recovery values and principles, this focuses on the use of two planning tools. First, the recovery management planning tool helps you support another in identifying and improving their quality of life, and second, the Crisis Recovery Support Plan supports an individual to plan ways in which one can prevent crisis and identify skills/coping techniques to use while in a crisis situation.
Facilitators Meeting: A two-hour monthly support group for current facilitators to improve facilitation skills. Each month there is a different topic, and group members have an opportunity to discuss and learn from one another.
Navigating the Topic of Suicide in a Peer Support Group: This four-hour workshop covers a variety of skills, knowledge and coping strategies that group facilitators can use when a group member discloses suicidal ideations. The focus is on how to support the individual contemplating suicide; how to support the group as a result of this disclosure; identifying resources that can be accessed, and developing a self-care plan on how to stay well yourself.
Advocacy Services: Advocacy Coordinator assists individuals and families in advocating for their needs in areas such as housing, income supports, employment, treatment and legal issues. Advocacy discussion groups are held regularly as learning opportunities at locations – see site calendars. Training is provided for systems advocacy. People are supported to take an active role by participating on community boards and committees.
Volunteer Orientation and Training: Can be held as one-to-one or group basis depending on the number of volunteers interested each time.
|• Overview of Volunteer Handbook• SH Services
• What is peer support?
• What is Self Help?
• Group stages and dynamics (facilitator)
• Learning styles (facilitator specific)
• Conflict Resolution
• Time Management
• Diversity and Anti-Oppression
Other Volunteer Training (Depending on the volunteer role)
• Compassion Fatigue
• A.S.I.S.T – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
• Trauma Informed
• N.V.C.I – Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
For more information, please contact:
Self Help Sites
Kitchener: 67 King Street East T: 519.570.4595
Cambridge: 1-9 Wellington Street T: 519.623.6024
Guelph: 207-147 Wyndham St. T: 519.763.4014