Mental Health Peer Support PDA

University of the Highlands and Islands
In Perth (Scotland)

Price on request

Important information

  • Course
  • Perth (Scotland)

Peer support workers in the mental health sector, often now acknowledged as ‘experts by experience’, offer a unique insight and understanding that can only be gained through having been there yourself. This course has been specifically developed to equip students with the learning and values necessary to utilise their own experiences to support others recovering from mental illness. Special features Developed by the Scottish Recovery Network, the PDA will help you to build up your skills in: Developing mutually empowering relationships Sharing personal voyages of recovery in a way that inspires hope Offering help and support as an equal rather than as an expert

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Where and when

Starts Location
15 September 2016
Crieff Road, PH1 2NX, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health

Course programme

Year 1 - PDA The PDA consists of two mandatory units: Recovery Context which includes the following outcomes: Define and understand peer support and its role in recovery Describe and explain the key concepts of formalised peer support Developing Practice, outcomes include: Apply a range of theories and concepts in the peer support role Develop relationships based on peer support principles Understand perspectives of the work role