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(16-18s) Want to be trained as a peer supporter?

JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 4,936 The Mix Elder
edited May 2020 in General Chat

There's an exciting opportunity to recieve free peer support training as part of a research project, being carried out in partnership with Oxford University, Imperial College London, and some other cool groups.

The training is 4 hours per day, for 1 week, and it's open to all 16-18 year olds in the UK. Might go without saying but this is all being done remotely so you can take part from your own home - no need to travel. :)

This could be a really nice opportunity for those of you who are looking to get a job supporting others. It can be added to your CV, and will give you a leg up when applying for either paid or voluntary work. It might also be useful for those of you who want to skill up when supporting other community members or people in your personal life, particualrly with the COVID crisis happening as well.

Places are limited, so sign up quickly if you're interested :)http://oxneurosec.com/peersupport

All behaviour is a need trying to be met.


  • JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 4,936 The Mix Elder
    Oh, and you'll geta £15 voucher as a thank you for taking part and a certificate for completing it. :)
    All behaviour is a need trying to be met.
  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,289 Skive's The Limit
    Aw why only 16 -18s.  Im already trained peer support worker @ L4. Not to brag;)But i would be just interested in whats in it
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
  • LaineLaine Deactivated Posts: 2,762 Boards Guru
    Aw just a year too old! 😂

    Good luck to everyone though this sounds very exciting! ☺️

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  • GreenTeaGreenTea Posts: 12,938 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Sucks about the age limit. Would of loved to of done this
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