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Peer Collaborative Newsletter

Welcome to your monthly update on peer work in Edinburgh

 
Read on to find out on what's happening in the Peer Collaborative and to get your news and information about peer work in Edinburgh.  

The Peer Collaborative brings people  together to discuss peer work, share information, learn together and improve mental health services in Edinburgh

 
 
 
Side by Side
The Power of Peer Support
Film screening and discussion
 
Join us for the first public screening of Side by Side, a thought provoking new film on Peer Work in Edinburgh.
 
Join us for a film screening, panel discussion and a chance for you to explore the ideas presented in the film and voice how you feel peer work in Edinburgh should be moving forward.

Refreshments will be provided.
 
Book a free space
here
Your thoughts please!
 
Edinburgh Poverty Commission Survey on attitudes and awareness of poverty in Edinburgh
https://edinburghpovertycommission.org.uk/2020/01/16/have-your-say-on-poverty-in-edinburgh/

iThrive survey - for people with lived experience, carers and mental health professionals who live/work in Edinburgh who would like to shape the new mental health information website for Edinburgh
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ithrive-edinburgh
Updates
If you have any updates regarding your peer work project that you would like to be included in the next newsletter please get in touch - peer@health-in-mind.org.uk 
To book a space please contact Edinburgh Self Harm Project at 0131 229 6262 or Selfharm.edinburgh@penumbra.org.uk
If interested, please give us a call on 0131 322 8480 (ask to speak to Rachael or Ruth). You can also email rachael@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk

www.edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk

Upcoming Peer Learning and Networking Opportunities

Where and When? Who? Description and Booking
Augustine United Church 
41 George IV Bridge,
EH1 1EL

Weekly for 5 weeks
12-4pm
Peer Workers and Volunteers.

People who would like to move into a Peer Work role or learn more about using their own experience of Recovery in an intentional way to accompany other people through their journey.

5 Day Peer Work Course
Session 1 – Recovery
Session 2 – Peer support relationships
Session 3 – Social exclusion, inequalities, stigma and trauma
Session 4 – Power, strengths and sharing your story
Session 5 – Confidentiality, communication and celebrations


Course starting Tuesday 28 Jan
Book on here
 
Course starting Thursday 27 Feb
Book on here

Qualification
Following the course attendees will have the opportunity to complete a PDA in Mental Health Peer Support at SCQF level 7
Edinburgh Methodist Church 25 Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX  
Thursday 13 February
1-4
 
This event is for peer workers who facilitate peer support groups  
Peer Support Group Work Skills
At this workshop we will be covering -
  • What a peer support group is (and isn't)
  • Different formats for peer support groups
  • Group structure
  • Managing risk
  • Managing challenging dynamics
Book on here
 
 
Grassmarket Project
86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA
Everybody. Side by Side
The Power of Peer Support
Film screening and discussion
 
Join us for the first public screening of Side by Side, a thought provoking new film on Peer Work in Edinburgh.
 
There will be a panel discussion and a chance for you to explore the ideas presented in the film and voice how you feel peer work in Edinburgh should be moving forward.
 
Book a free space here
 
PDA in Mental Health Peer Support at SCQF level 7

Following on from our 5 day Peer Work Course, you can now complete a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support. The PDA recognises, develops and celebrates the skills of those currently working and volunteering in peer support roles and those wishing to get their first peer support role.
The course and PDA are both free to attend/complete and equips students with the knowledge, skills and values which are necessary to carry out this role with confidence.
Support is offered throughout the course and evidence of learning and its application to your practise is offered through written evidence.

Keep in touch and help spread the word!

 
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Health in Mind is a charity promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. Health in Mind is a registered charity in Scotland (SC004128 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (SC124090). The registered office is at 40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT.

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