Peer Support Specialist Programme

17 September 2018

 
WHAT'S THE PROGRAMME ABOUT?
The Peer Support Specialist Programme aims to provide opportunities for persons with mental health issues to leverage their lived experience of recovery to support others in their recovery journey in a formal and structured training as well as equipping them with competencies as a Peer Support Specialist. To further prepare Social Service Agencies in creating an inclusive and supportive work environment towards peer support workforce, organisational staff will be trained. The programme also ensures renewal of capacity by building up peer trainers to train persons with mental health issues and the organisational staff in order to sustain a recovery-oriented peer support eco-system in Singapore.

The Peer Support Specialist Programme is designed and developed in collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and mental health organisations and will be used in both the social service and healthcare sectors.
 
PROGRAMME MODULES
There are five training modules in the Peer Support Specialist Programme which target persons with mental health issues and professionals in the mental health sector. 
 
1. Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist
3 & 4 Jan 2019

This module, ‘Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist’ 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 a lived experience in peer support work.

 
 To register, please
  1. Fill up the online form via link here, and
  2. Submit Annexes A & B via post/by hand by 26 Oct 2018 to SSI, addressed to Ms Rahayu Mokti. Download Annexes A & B here.
 
2. Certificate in Peer Support
7 Jan - 15 Mar 2019
This module, ‘Certificate in Peer Support’ equips the learners with necessary competencies so that they can perform the role of a Peer Support Specialist. This is a practice-based module with supervised practicum in a mental health setting. Learners who fulfil all requirements for this module and are assessed to be competent will receive a certificate of achievement in Peer Support.

*Please note that this module does not guarantee learners with a job upon completion of the training.

 
To register, please fill up application form here and submit via post/by hand by 26 Oct 2018 to SSI, addressed to Ms Rahayu Mokti. Applicants may be shortlisted for an interview between 14 to 20 November 2018, and will be notified via email.

 
3. Train-the-Trainer for Recovery Training for Organisations
21 Jan 2019

This module, ‘Train-the-Trainer for Recovery Training for Organisations’ provides an overview of the Recovery Training for Organisation module and aims to equip learners with basic facilitation skills and knowledge to facilitate/co-facilitate the ‘Recovery Training for Organisation’ module. This module builds up trainers for a sustainable recovery-oriented peer support eco-system in Singapore.

 
 To register, please
  1. Fill up the online form via link here, and
  2. (For organisation-endorsed applicants only) Submit Annex A via post/by hand by 16 Nov 2018 to SSI, addressed to Ms Rahayu Mokti. Download Annex A here.