Peer support training - depression self help group facilitators

Jul 31 2018 10:30 - 16:30

Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2 5NS Manchester


Are you looking to build your group facilitation skills?

Would you like to feel more confident about your role as facilitator, and how to work together with your group to overcome challenges?

This peer support training day has been created specifically for depression self help group facilitators, following up from our 2017 Shared Learning events in Woking and Manchester. You told us you'd like more training, so that's what we're doing.

Together we'll discuss:

. how to deal effectively with challenging behaviours

. how to stay on track with your agreed group values

. how to deal with potential hazards

. different ways that groups overcome challenges and what we can learn from each other


You'll come away from the day with a network of support, a toolkit to work from, and an action plan to help you move forwards with your group.

The training we'll cover has been created in partnership by BLMK Mind, Mind, and the Depression Self help Group Planning Team, to address the key themes, concerns and challenges that facilitators have talked to us about. We're looking forward to a friendly, fun and inspiring day, so please come along with plenty of questions and ideas to discuss.

Arrive for coffees and teas from 10.30am, ready to start the training at 11am, and we'll finish at 4.30pm. We'll provide lunch, and please keep your receipts ready to hand in to us on the day so we can cover reasonable travel expenses (we suggest booking via thetrainline.com). Places will be first come first served so please book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment, and to ensure as many groups as possible can attend we're inviting no more than 2 facilitators from each group. We'd also be grateful if you could contact us on engagement@mind.org if you change your mind after booking your ticket, so we can give your place to someone else.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Laura, Michele, and the Depression Self Help Group Planning Team

Ticket 594887

Free