Live Virtual Workshops
Equipping the Natural Helper
Credit Hours (CEC)
Peer Support - Live Virtual - September 26, 2023; 9am-4pm Central Time
Early rate expires 09/06/2023
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Explain the meaning of mental health, mental illness, and stigma
- Describe the role of identity and external pressures on youth mental health
- Build a toolbox of coping strategies to use when facing stressors
- Develop self-awareness in emotional regulation and communication skills for peer support
- Identify key aspects for providing support, including for self-injury and suicide
*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials
Method of Delivery
This training is delivered in-person. Participants can expect reflective questions and exercises, breakout rooms/small group activities, small and large group discussions, and opportunities to practice new skills, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- What Is Peer support in Mental Health?
- Being a Good Listener
- Warning Signs of Mental Health Problems
- Ways to Regulate Emotions
- Building a Coping Skills Toolkit
- Understanding Addictions
- Responding to Peers Who Are Suicidal or Self-Harming
- Connecting to Adult Support
This is an introductory level workshop for youth who will be taking on a peer support role, their parents, and anyone interested in learning more about this topic.
Terms & Conditions
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Trainer: John Koop Harder
John has been working as a therapist and trainer for over 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. John is a contributing author of our Counselling Insights and Counselling in Relationships books. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults, and families dealing with crisis and trauma. While he has a diverse practice, he has particular interest and specialized experience in working with individuals and families impacted by mental health concerns, violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues, and sexual abuse recovery. John’s work is also informed by his international experiences working with individuals and communities impacted by civil war and ethnic conflicts in Colombia, Albania, and Northern Ireland. John believes people are their own best experts and already have many of the skills, abilities, and competencies that will assist them to address the challenges influencing their lives. John is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences. Read blogs written by John here.