Mental Health Peer Support Training for Employees
Peer Supporting is an approach wherein practical assistance, encouragement, and emotional support is given by a "peer" that has similar lived experiences or can establish common ground in order to foster resilience in and facilitate recovery by his peer/s. This workshop aims to establish and enhance social connection within the organization particularly among employees of the same level (peers) by equipping them with skills in active listening and problem-solving in order to adequately provide peer support to one another. This training also aims to illustrate positive behavior which the peer supporter can model when giving support to their colleagues who face difficult challenges in their lives whether personal or work-related.
At the end of the training, participants should be able to:
Understand the common mental health concerns of the employees in the workplace
Identify the red flags of people needing professional help in a crisis situation vs people in non-crisis situation needing peer support
Demonstrate the skills in conducting Peer Supporting
Exhibit relevant behaviors of a Peer Support provider
Establish helpful and supportive relationships among peers in the workplace.
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Mental Health Orientation
Common Issues in the Workplace: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Burnout
How Do You Know if You’re Still OK?
Red Flags for Needing Professional Help
Understanding Peer Support Groups
Developing Interpersonal Communication Skills: The 1st Building Block to Peer Supporting
Steering the Wheel: How to Conduct Peer Support Session?
Listen to each other
Facilitate problem solving
Stages of the Helping Process
Story and Strengths
Day 3 :
Establishing a Supportive Relationship among Peers
Ethics in Peer Support – The Do’s and Don’ts
Self-care Practices for the Peer Support Provider
Our Resource Speaker
Dr. Homer Yabut
Dr. Homer Yabut is a registered psychologist who is also active in various community and organizational mental health issues. He has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and MS Psychology major in Industrial Counseling from De La Salle University.