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Peer Working Courses

Peer to Peer Wellbeing training programme from Being Well In Suffolk (BWIS)

Join the Peer Support Network (PSN) to improve your wellbeing and meet like-minded people. Plus PSN is part of a worldwide group which – once you have trained - offers a peer-run therapeutic support system that is free for life. People exchange support time on an equal basis with each other, with no money changing hands.

This Suffolk-based training programme will be delivered in a variety of ways: online modules, individual workbook, practising with a training buddy, and meeting face to face.
It will run from September to early December 2023. Successful completion qualifies you to join (free) a peer support system called Co-Counselling International (CCI) that is active all around the world. https://www.bwis.online/cci-co-counselling

Benefits of joining this training programme: 

  • Be part of a supportive community

  • Create friendships that promote wellbeing

  • Develop resilience for tough times

  • Learn to enjoy life more.

 

What is Peer Support?

Peer support – helping me – helping you

For myself – BUT – not by myself

The Peer Support Network teaches you how to give and receive high-quality listening that is free from advice and judgements. We share equal time with each other in pairs.

Learn to listen to yourself and others with care and respect. Discover enough safety for yourself to be free to explore difficult feelings.

Peer Support offers us all the opportunity to create more of the life we want.

 

PSN is based on the principles that we all have the:

Capacity to be robust, resilient, and emotionally competent

Potential to be well and live a life that works

Power to recover, even when we are hurt and confused

Emotional flexibility to trust and accept support from others

Opportunity to heal and move on in our own time.

 

BOOK A FREE CHAT with the PSN Facilitator Sue Gray with any questions about the course, by emailing Sue on sue@bwis.online to arrange a time that works for us both.

 

 

What will PSN do for me?

  • Create healthier relationships

  • Deal with uncomfortable feelings and heal past hurts

  • Change old habits into new ways of behaving today

  • Improve the quality of your communication at home and at work

  • Build the confidence to have fun and enjoy life

  • Be in charge of what you do, say, and feel

  • Value yourself and others equally

  • Learn life skills to take action to make the changes you want

  • Belong to a supportive community that is free for life.

 

How to find out more?
Come to a free taster & information session. There are four available in July, two online and two face-to-face in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Cuppa & Cake Taster in Woodbridge:

Mon 17th July 6.45-7.45pm,

Sun 23rd July 12.00-1.00pm.

BOOK YOUR PSN TASTER PLACE HERE July 17th 6.45pm

BOOK YOUR PSN TASTER PLACE HERE July 23rd  12pm 

Online Taster on Zoom:

Thurs 20th July 7.00-8.00pm

or Sun 23rd July 10.00-11.00am (provide your own Cuppa and Cake!)

BOOK YOUR ONLINE PSN TASTER PLACE HERE July 20th 7pm

BOOK YOUR ONLINE PSN TASTER PLACE HERE July 23rd  10am 


What do I Need to Apply for the Programme?

1. Curiosity about yourself and what keeps your life working well

2. An interest in learning about the way you and other people work

3. A training buddy (This is a friend or contact who is also attending, ideally someone geographically close so you can meet in person in the weeks between sessions to complete the ‘homework’ actions.)

 

NOTE: If you can’t arrange this yourself we can help you to set it up.

 

4. Time to complete all aspects of the programme (listed below with dates). 

  • 90-minute online weekly sessions on a Monday evening (10 in all)

  • 1 hour a week for the face-to-face practice session with your training buddy

  • 30 mins minimum self-reflection each week in your learning log

  • 2 half-days at the beginning and end of the programme in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

 

Total per week 3 hours.

Please note: All sessions need to be attended to complete the course and join the Suffolk PSN Community and access the international network.

5. Money

The course is charged at a sliding scale: you choose what to pay depending on your means. We do not want the cost to prevent anyone from attending, so please talk to us if that might be the case.

The full course, including all the zoom modules, workshops, training materials and tutor support between sessions is £290 (EARLY BIRD OFFER: reduced to £265 if paid before July 27th).

The minimum we ask for is £95. You decide what you can afford between these two figures and let us know when you book. Payment by installments is also an option: talk to us to set this up.

Interested? Here is how to take the next step 

 

BOOK A FREE CHAT with the PSN Facilitator Sue Gray with any questions about the course, by emailing Sue on sue@bwis.online to arrange a time that works for us both.

 

BOOK  YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE here by emailing sue@bwis.online

Dates & Time Commitment:

Face to face Workshop 1:

Course set up and introduction

(this may be a hybrid session if we have a group of participants who are not in Suffolk)

Sunday 10th September 10.30 to 1pm (plus lunch – optional)

Woodbridge
Suffolk

Online modules on Zoom

Covering the concepts and practice of this peer-to-peer working system

6.45pm to 8.15pm

Sept 11th, 18th, 25th.

Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th.

Nov 6th, 13th,20th,27th.

‘Homework’ sessions

Linked to the online modules. Working with another person ideally face to face between the sessions.

Time arranged to suit you both. Good to diary the time as part of the course.

Location arranged to suit the two people working together

Discovery Log

Ways to reflect on your insights and learning, record your progress through the syllabus and essential complete part of the course material in your own way and time   [not clear?]

In your own time

 

On paper or your preferred device

Workshop 2: to include accreditation, celebration, and next steps.

(this may be a hybrid session if we have a group who are not all in Suffolk)

Sunday 3rd Dec 10.30am to 1pm (plus lunch – optional)

Woodbridge

Suffolk

 

 

Interested? Here is how to take the next step 

 

BOOK A FREE CHAT with the PSN Facilitator Sue Gray with any questions about the course, by emailing Sue on sue@bwis.online to arrange a time that works for us both.

 

BOOK TO ATTEND A FREE TASTER SESSION

 

BOOK YOUR PLACE for the Core Training for Peer Support Network (PSN/CCI) 

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