Past formal training was a lot less [consumer/survivor] focussed.
The “trauma informed” and “community minded” were great supplements to my training.
I have previously taken a peer support course – I found this course more intense, more informative and I liked the fact that we were assigned homework which had to be handed in.
My local training was …more prescriptive, more didactic, more of “listen while the trainer lectures”. This was more interactive or creative.
It was a great experience. I feel that I have learned a lot, I have more confidence to provide peer support.
Before this training, I did not know anything about peer support. I now have a great passion to become a certified peer support[er] and I recognise the uniqueness of help I can bring to my peers.