I am a young, independent parent, in a low-income bracket, and like so many others I have seen plenty of financial hardship as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic… Thanks to the bursary I received from WCPTS, I recently had the privilege of completing the Peer Support Training program through Prairies to Peaks Consulting Inc. Without the generosity of WCPTS and their donors, I may not have been able to afford this opportunity; Now I’m prepared to make a career shift that will not only support my little family and improve the lives of my peers, but that will also – little by little, with each new Peer Support Specialist that enters the field – relieve some of the immense pressure placed upon the Mental Health sector as a result of the pandemic. It is an honor, and I am ever-grateful for this organization and it’s support.
This training was very valuable to me because I didn’t realize all the things that went into being a Peer Support Worker. I really liked the problem solving techniques, how to ask peers questions to help them work through their problems and how to be a good listener. This was so much more then I realized it was going to be so I’m so glad I have all these new tools. These skills are not only going to help me in my pursuit of becoming an employed Peer Support Worker but it definitely will help in my volunteer peer support work at the Women’s Centre
Calgary. Thank you so much for the financial help for my training. Thank you!
To help people who have lived with mental health challenges learn how to powerfully and effectively support others going through a difficult time in their lives.
Everyone is susceptible to mental health challenges in their lifetime. In fact, this indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
To promote education and social wellness by providing bursaries for peer support training in western Canada.
Do you know someone who struggles with their mental health? A trained peer can help and you can help make that possible!
Help us provide bursaries so that those who want training can use their lived experience to help others discover that there really is life after a struggle with their mental health.
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Peer Support Training makes the trained peer stronger as they model recovery.
It is proven to be cost-effective for the mental health system as reported by programs in England, Australia and the US.
There are many resources available in the world of Peer Support and we are happy to continue to add to these incredible resources.
Recovery is Possible Podcast
This amazing podcast is available on Google and Apple. Click the link below to find out more.
The Power of Peer Support
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