The Peer Collaborative is a network of support for Peer Workers in Edinburgh.  We provide opportunities for training, peer volunteering, development and career progression.

What we do

The Peer Collaborative provides learning and development events in Edinburgh. We also keep people up to date with Peer Support services in Edinburgh and developments in Peer Work through our monthly newsletter as well as through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Read the most recent update here or any of the old newsletters here.

Upcoming events

When and where? Who is this for? Description and booking

Tuesday 9 July

9.30 – 12.30

Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9BX

Everyone

This event is for peer workers, peer volunteers and other mental health professionals, volunteers and members of the public to get together in order to shape and support peer work in Edinburgh.

Empowering Conversations

Rayya Ghul is an experienced solution focused practitioner with a background in mental health, having worked in community mental health, in-patient and forensic services in the UK. These days she is more interested in sharing her skills with people with lived experience for use in peer support and has been working with Take Off, a service-user led charity in Kent providing a wide range of peer support services. At the workshop Rayya will introduce the solution focused approach to conversations that create change and talk about the work of Take Off.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

At each Peer Collaborative event we will focus on one of the Peer Work values. At this event we will be looking at Empowerment.

This event is for peer workers, peer volunteers and other mental health professionals, volunteers and members of the public to get together in order to shape and support peer work in Edinburgh.

You can book a place here.

Thursday 11th July

10-11.30

Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9BX

Peer Workers and Volunteers.

People who would like to move into a Peer Work role or learn more about using their own experience of Recovery in an intentional way to accompany other people through their journey.

5 Day Peer Work Course – Introductory Session

This is an introductory session for the 5 session course for people who would like to develop their Peer Work practice.

You can book yourself on here.

Course

Session 1 – Develop understanding of recovery

Session 2 – Develop knowledge and an understanding of peer support relationships

Session 3 – Trauma, inequalities and stigma

Session 4 – Power, strengths and sharing your story

Session 5 – Confidentiality, communication and celebrations

People should be either living, working or volunteering in Edinburgh in order to attend this course and complete the PDA through the Peer Collaborative.

Upcoming Course Dates

  • Fridays 26 July, 2, 9, 16 and 23 August – 12-4pm
  • Tuesdays 17 & 24 September; 1, 8 & 15 October – 12-4pm

Qualification

Following the course attendees will have the opportunity to complete a PDA in Mental Health Peer Support at SCQF level 7