Peer Skills for Resilience and Wellbeing

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Event Details

Proudly funded by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network

About this event:
We are pleased to offer tickets to this workshop at NO COST to participants. Your enrolment is proudly supported by the Maryborough Suicide Prevention Group and funded by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN), as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial. Places on this workshop are usually $395pp.

UnitingCare Community/Lifeline is offering facilitator training to support the implementation of Peer Skills for young people.

This workshop will run:

  • Day 1 – 9am-4pm
  • Day 2 – 9am-3:30pm

What we cover in the Facilitator Training:

  • Content and processes of the Supportive Relationships for Young People 2-Day Workshop
  • Young/person-centred practice and empowerment
  • Effective peer work program implementation
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Peer Skills facilitator
  • Preparation and presentation of a Peer Skills activity

A facilitator manual is provided at the training and post training access to the Peer Skills members’ portal.

Self-selection Criteria for Facilitators:

  • Have a consistent group of young people that meet regularly for the program to be implemented for (e.g. school students, youth group, residential care, or similar)
  • Understanding of issues facing children and young people
  • Experience in group facilitation
  • Able to articulate understanding of person-centred practice
  • Basic understanding of the counselling process
  • Understanding of adolescent development

Registration Process:
Please discuss the program information with your school or agency before registering here.

This is a specialised workshop and registrations are subject to final approval by the Lifeline Peer Skills team, who will assess suitability.

Free Lifeline co-facilitation for your first round of Supportive Relationships for Young People workshops is currently available in your region under this funding, and is strongly recommended for best practice. Contact Rebecca Hood on 0419 665 479 for further information.

Peer Skills Mission Statement:
To “improve the well-being of young people, by increasing skills that: support respectful engagement with each other, families and communities; build capacity to cope; and empower young people to confidently and compassionately support others.”


june 14 (Monday) - 15 (Tuesday) AEST




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