Vancouver Coastal Health now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Peer Support Worker training

Do you have personal experience receiving mental health services? Are you interested in working with people who are recovering from mental illness? Becoming a Peer Support Worker might be a great way for you to be a mentor for others and gain experience in the field.

  • Training is 6-9 hours per week
  • 36 hour practicum following training
  • Training is free for Vancouver residents; $350 for outside residents

Full information and application form: http://peerwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/pdf-vancouver-peer-support-training-application.pdf

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Education & Support Program

BRIDGES is a course offered by the BC Schizophrenia Society that helps support individuals on their journey to recovery. There are three types of courses through which students have the opportunity to learn about psychiatric diagnoses, which mental health treatments work best, and self-help. The courses are also a good opportunity for students to benefit from peer support.

The three courses offered are:

BRIDGES COURSE
10 session, 2.5 h. For people living with a mental illness

BRIDGES FOOTSTEPS
5 session, 1 h. For people in hospitals, residential treatment or jails

BRIDGES SUPPORT GROUP
Support group based on BRIDGES principles and information

For more information of each of those courses and to find out if one is nearby, please contact Debbie Sesula at 604-733-5812 or visit http://www.bcss.org/2007/05/programs/bridges-education-and-support-program/