New free peer support training resources

15th January 2016

p2p_logoAre you interested in developing peer support roles in your organisation?

Are you seeking training for peer support workers and volunteers?

Are you looking for resources to promote and support personal recovery?

Introducing Peer2Peer

SRN are delighted to introduce Peer2Peer; a new, free peer support training resource. Peer2Peer was developed as a result of a European Union funded partnership project to train people with lived experience of mental health problems to support others in their recovery.

SRN played a key role in the Peer2Peer project. The new course is informed by our experience of developing and supporting the delivery of the PDA Mental Health Peer Support; a level 7 SQA accredited award.

eullp_logoAdaptable and flexible learning

Peer2Peer has been designed to be flexible and adaptable to a range of learning and development needs. The course can be delivered as a whole or you can select specific sessions to focus on. Peer2Peer can be used not only to develop understanding and skills in peer support, but can also help to facilitate a person’s recovery journey. We believe that this course and the accompanying manual can be used by those wishing to provide training in peer support skills for staff and volunteers and also to form the basis of facilitated recovery group learning experiences.

The Peer2Peer course contains sessions which increase understanding of recovery approaches, personal recovery and peer support. There are also sessions to help develop skills central to the peer support relationship and enable peer workers and volunteers to practice effectively and safely in the role. It has been piloted successfully in five countries across Europe with feedback from participants and trainers informing the final course structure and materials. You can hear about their experiences in the short film below.


Download the resources for free

Download the training manual. Further information about Peer2Peer, including the free training manual in different European languages can be obtained from the project website.

Find out more about peer support

Peer support is a relationship of mutual support where people with similar life experiences offer each other connection and understanding as they move through difficult or challenging experiences. Find out more about why it’s important for recovery.

We believe that peer support should be an integral part of recovery focused services, and have initiated and supported the development of peer working roles across the mental health sector. Find out more about our work on peer support.

Talk to us about your peer support needs

We are keen that organisations make use of this high quality training resource and would be very happy to discuss options with you. If you would like any more information on the course or are interested in delivering it please get in touch with us by emailing Louise Christie  or Lesley Smith or call 0141 240 7790.