Peer2Peer-Essentials: Peer Support Skills, Online Course

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This event finished on Thu 16th Dec 2021

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Moray Wellbeing Hub Peer2Peer: Peer-support Essentials – Online Course

This course is delivered over multiple dates, by signing up you are committing to attending all dates unless expressly agreed otherwise with your facilitator. Bookings close on Thursday 25th November at 10am.

This course will run as follows:

  • 1 hour – Introduction to the course session  – Monday 29th November 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • 3 x 2 hour sessions 2nd, 9th and 16th December 2021 – 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • There will be homework to be completed between the sessions, students will work towards the final assignment to be sent in to mentor to complete the course.

This course will run on the stated dates. We also aim to run this course again early 2022, if you cannot make these dates but would still like to complete this Peer2Peer course please fill out our form HERE

Booking ESSENTIAL Book here.

This course offers FUNDED spaces for Moray folks, there are limited spaces available for non-Moray individuals (see ticket costs for details).

Moray Wellbeing Hub Champions will be given priority for spaces in the event of a waiting list.


  • Based on the Peer2Peer course, this course gives an overview of essential knowledge of peer-support including recovery theory and peer values.Attendees are required to:
  • Attend as an open peer of life-challenges: We welcome those in professional or support roles but within the course, they will be expected to put these aside and join the groups as equals.
  • Commit to the full course.

Moray Wellbeing Hub uses Peer2Peer to empower individuals in a range of roles to be better able to:

  • Harness their own peer experiences as a tool for use in their area of specialism to support better recovery and wellbeing outcomes for those they work with.
  • Deliver peer-training courses to a QA standard *Work alongside fellow Champions or Volunteers to support existing and develop new projects with the MWH.
  • Challenge stigma and influence change in their communities by using their own experiences, as well as supporting others to do the same.

Those attending are welcome to undertake further training to gain a full Peer2Peer pass as part of Moray Wellbeing Hub’s QA approach. This is likely to include self-study as well as further contact days

*QA (Quality Assurance) in peer-training. Currently, the Moray Wellbeing Hub is developing core competencies that we look for from any trainer in the peer-trainer pool. These are based around the existing QA used for WRAP and involve mentoring and journaling / reflective practice as trainers develop their skills.

What is peer-support? Peer Support can be used by anyone with any kind of life experience. It occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. Peer support is distinct from other forms of social support in that the source of support is a peer, a person who is similar in fundamental ways to the recipient of the support; their relationship is one of equality. An effective peer-support relationship is mutual, authentic and intentional.

As human beings we are all peers of mental health experiences, wellbeing and life challenges – Self-awareness of the fact that we all have fluctuating health and can experience distress at any time, can be harnessed as a powerful tool to empower ourselves and others.

This course is designed to hone your peer-support skills for any life role you choose.

Background: Peer2Peer was developed as a result of a European Union-funded partnership project (that included the Scottish Recovery Network) to train people with lived experience of mental health problems to support others in their recovery.


Check out our other online Wellbeing courses and events for Moray folk!…

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE REGISTERING PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US: or by phone 01343 576219 (answerphone checked regularly) and we will try to assist you.

TECHNOLOGY: You will need a phone or computer, the internet and you’ll need to download zoom in advance (we will support you to do this if required). You will need to have a working camera on your device as you will need to have your video on to fully take part in the sessions.

We will send you the link to join us before the event and once you register.


What makes Moray Wellbeing Hub courses different?
Real life experiences: We believe in harnessing the power of life experiences, taking what can be challenging and abstract concepts and make it more ‘real’, practically useful and easier to relate to for participants. Wherever possible our courses are delivered by peer-trainers, people who know the approaches and experiences first hand from their own life.

Keeping it local: Moray has a wealth of support and education organisations in wellbeing. Our courses are delivered for the benefit of the Moray community and therefore endeavour to help our participants build sustainable links beyond any course; resources they can signpost to and access in Moray. Wherever possible we will use local trainers, venues and resources, as well as promote and deliver our courses in mutual partnership with all sizes of local organisations.