Peer Support Training
Professional Counsellors are helpful, but there is nothing more
powerful than talking to someone who has been "in the same boat" as
Peer support training is available for all individuals,
including staff from support groups. It is a half day workshop
and our aim is to help you feel empowered to listen and talk to
others who are in a similar position, and share your wisdom and
Some areas that the peer support training course will cover
- active listening
- communication skills
- community resources
- information about GSNV and what we can do to help the
You will receive a certificate upon completion as well as a Peer Support
contract with the Genetic Support Network of Victoria.
The session ran from 10am to 2pm and was facilitated by
Eilis Hughes, Disability Services Coordinator from Disability
Services Division at the Department of Human Services.
Our most recent Peer Support Training Day, facilitated
by Eilis Hughes, from Department of Human Services was very well
attended and highly successful. We look forward to another
Peer Support training day in 2013. To express early interest in
attending, please contact the GSNV office.