Facilitating peer support groups for young people: 18th & 19th December 2017 – Applications Closed!

The IIMHN is pleased to announce a 2 day workshop on facilitating peer support groups for young people to be delivered by Rachel Waddingham.  The workshops are funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning Development Unit, Health Services Executive – North.  This 2 day course will provide participants with the understanding, skills and confidence necessary to launch, facilitate and sustain a peer support group for young people in distress. The contents of the workshop includes:
• Understanding youth peer support, its history and practice
• Strategies to enhance participation and involvement
• Exploring examples of a range of peer support groups, suited to different topics and settings
• Planning and promoting peer support groups in your setting (suited for different age groups & issues)
• Launching groups, and managing common initial challenges
• Navigating your role as an adult facilitator with/without lived experience
• Skills for facilitating groups at different stages of development
• Dealing with difficult issues and managing safety within a peer support group context

Date: 18 & 19 December 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Venue: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

These workshops are open to anyone interested in developing peer support groups for young people, including: nurses, OTs, social workers, psychiatrists, peer support workers, youth workers, counsellors, therapists mentors, CAMHS/EIS and substance misuse workers. However, applications from nurses prioritised.

To book a place place, please contact Mark Monahan at monahanm@tcd.ie

You can download a copy of the application form here 2017 Dublin Youth Facilitation_form