There are lots of events going on across the city, including LPSN meetings and webinars every other month…
Members Meeting: Lifting Lockdown – how are you feeling?
Tuesday 1 June at 1pm to 2.30pm
This upcoming members meeting will look at the imminent lifting of lockdown restrictions and the potential feelings/practical implications.
During this session we will hear from guest speakers who will share the restart guide to post-lockdown peer support, along with any questions and challenges they have faced along the way. There will then be a chance to chat informally in breakout rooms with fellow attendees to discuss individual concerns and to support each other through this transition back to our physical workspace.
Peer Support Training
The Cellar Trust provide external training to organisations and individuals interested in increasing their skills in delivering Peer Support.
The training is a two day course, currently carried out remotely over Zoom. The course is designed to increase confidence in the Peer Support setting by discussing boundaries within the working relationship, covering a variety of active listening/communication skills, looking at endings and goal-setting, whilst also focusing on the core principles of a trauma informed approach to working.
If comfortable, the attendees are also given the opportunity to share their own story of lived experience in a confidential and supportive setting. This can prepare the worker for safe and appropriate self-disclosure within the Peer Support Worker/Client relationship. The course finishes by looking at the important issue of self-care and reflection to prepare the worker with the essential tools to preserve their own wellbeing.
For more information please see http://www.thecellartrust.org/what-we-do/peer-support-ct/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Support In Mind Workshop
22 January 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Do you access peer support? Would you be willing to share your thoughts and experiences on peer support? Leeds Mind are interested in hearing from you regarding peer support in your area. Find out more and book your place visit the eventbrite page.
Delivering Peer Support During Lockdown #3
LPSN Members’ meeting Monday 8th February 2021 – 1pm to 3pm
Co-designed Peer Support Employment with People with Learning Disabilities
Lunchtime Webinar – Tuesday 8th December 2020 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Dr Liz Oliver from Leeds University will talk about her research into co-designed peer support jobs. She will share some insight into the peer support experience for people with learning disabilities; including tips on how to be more inclusive in your own peer support activities.
This is an innovative research study with CHANGE and KeyRing into the employment of people with learning disabilities via co-designed Peer Support jobs. Book your place here.
The Future of Peer Support Across the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Integrated Care System
Zoom event – Thursday 18th November 2020 – 11.30am to 1pm
Leeds Mind is hosting an online event to present the findings of a detailed scoping activity on the peer support services offered across our region, with recommendations for what the future of that support should look like.
This event would be of interest to those working in peer support, those commissioning peer support, and anyone else interested in furthering the peer support model. It will be held on Zoom, where the team will present the findings and hold a Q&A session.
For more details and to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Self Care when facilitating Peer Support
Lunchtime webinar – Thursday 8th October 2020 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Miranda Arieh, steering group member of LPSN, Mental Health Activist and Network Mental Health Lead for the NHS BHR Primary Care Network is offering an online lunchtime webinar on implementing vital self-care when delivering peer support.
For more details and to sign up, click here.