Peer Support Specialist Programme


WHAT'S THE PROGRAMME ABOUT?
The Peer Support Specialist Programme was launched in 2016 by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), with strong support from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and mental health organisations.  It is Singapore’s first national training programme to prepare individuals for the role of becoming Peer Support Specialists.  The formal and structured training equips persons with mental health conditions with peer support skills so as to allow them to leverage on their lived experience to support others on their recovery journeys.  
 
PROGRAMME MODULES
There are two training modules in the Peer Support Specialist Programme for persons in recovery. 

To register for "1. Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist," please fill up the online form and submit Annexes A & B to SSI (addressed to Ms. Sabrina Rapi). 

To register for "2. Certificate in Peer Support," please fill up the application form and submit it to SSI (addressed to Ms. Sabrina Rapi). The closing date for the registration of this course will be extended to 6 Nov 2019.

Individuals who are applying for both modules are required to submit BOTH application forms.

*Incomplete applications will not be processed.
 
1. Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist
30 & 31 Jan 2020

This module prepares participants for a successful learning experience in relation to the “Certificate in Peer Support” course. It also provides an awareness and introduction to the role of a Peer Support Specialist, and the significance of sharing their lived experiences in peer support work.

 
 To register*:
  1. Fill up the online form via link here, and
  2. Submit Annexes A & B via snail mail or in person by 01 Nov 2019 to SSI, addressed to Ms Sabrina Rapi. Download Annexes A & B here.
*Registration does not guarantee a slot in the class. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email.
 
2. Certificate in Peer Support
3 Feb - 15 Apr 2020
This module equips learners with the necessary competencies so that they can perform the role of a Peer Support Specialist. The training comprises 80 hours of classroom training and 100 hours of supervised practicum at a social service agency or healthcare organisation.  Learners who fulfil all requirements for this module and are assessed to be competent will receive the “Certificate in Peer Support”.

To register, please fill up the aplication form here and submit the completed application form via snail mail or in person by 06 Nov 2019 to SSI and address the application to Ms Sabrina Rapi. Applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview (02-04 Dec 2019) will receive a notification via email.

*Please note that this module does not guarantee that learners will secure a job upon completion of the training.
*Registration does not guarantee a slot in the class. Applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview (02 to 04 Dec 2019) will receive a notification via email.
*Please note that endorsement from your agency does not guarantee enrolment into the course. Endorsed applicants will be called for an interview (02 to 04 Dec 2019).