New and Emerging Support Groups Workshop Stream

The New and Emerging Workshop Stream provides fundamental support to new and emerging Peer Support Groups, offering beginner-level training to Peer Support Group founders around the development and running of their Group. The stream has been designed to undertake as a set, to ensure participants gain a solid understanding of one topic before progressing to the next.

Recommended for:

  • Individuals establishing a new Peer Support Group
  • Peer Support Groups established within the past 12 months

Click on the links to the right to register for individual workshops, or register for the full stream at the links below.

How to Start a Support Group

Provides the foundation steps to develop the purpose, vision and mission of your Peer Support Group, through an active learning process.

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How to Facilitate a Support Group

Defines what makes an effective Facilitator, the roles and responsibilities of a Peer Support Group Facilitator, and troubleshooting tips. The workshop explores the importance of communication and provides useful tools to communicate effectively. The session also considers the perception of conflict and how it may actually be turned into a useful tool for your Group’s sustainability.

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Governance and the Board 101

Provides an introduction to Peer Support Group Governance. The session will focus on identifying risk factors that can adversely impact the sustainability of the Group. It will provide participants with the necessary tools to assist and empower them.

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Round 1 – February Commencement

Monday mornings 9.30am – 12.00pm

ConnectGroups Office, 52 Kishorn Road

Applecross WA 6153

28 February 2022     How to Start a Support Group

28 March 2022          How to Facilitate a Support Group

27 June 2022            Governance and the Board 101

Round 2 – May Commencement

Tuesday mornings 9.30am – 12.00pm

ConnectGroups Office, 52 Kishorn Road

Applecross WA 6153

24 May 2022     How to Start a Support Group

21 June 2022    How to Facilitate a Support Group

19 July 2022     Governance and the Board 101

Round 3 – September Commencement

Wednesday mornings 9.30am – 12.00pm

ConnectGroups Office, 52 Kishorn Road

Applecross WA 6153

14 September 2022     How to Start a Support Group

19 October 2022          How to Facilitate a Support Group

16 November 2022      Governance and the Board 101