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Appendix E: Campus staff training outline

Sample training outline for campus staff

What is peer support?

  • Overview of peer support services

Values of peer support

  • Description of peer support values as outlined by Mental Health Commission of Canada and Peer Support Canada

Drawing from personal experiences intentionally

  • Description of how peer supporters responsibly draw from personal experiences
  • How drawing from personal experiences supports participants’ well-being and
    engagement
  • What this approach looks like in practice

Benefits of peer support services on campus environments

  • Student-to-student support
  • More “buy in” from student population
  • Increased capacity to support students
  • Improved student satisfaction and support
  • Educational opportunities for students

Benefits of partnering with community peer support organization

  • Organization expertise
  • Shared resourcing
  • Access to ongoing training and support
  • Connection to community resources
What peer support will look like on campus

  • Number of students anticipated to be supported by these services
  • Note taking
  • Supervision of peer support workers
  • Case conferences with peer supporters

How peer support will fit with campus services

  • Overview of Stepped Care Model
  • Example of student pathway through health
    and wellness services
  • Increased engagement in other services
    supported via peer support

Which students may benefit from peer support?

  • Students experiencing feelings of isolation
  • Students seeking practical coping
    strategies for dealing with challenges
  • Students wanting support when navigating
    additional services

Working with peer supporters

  • Members of the care team
  • Refrain from asking intrusive questions
    about personal experiences
  • Share space for peer supporters to offer
    their insights and perspectives
Sample training outline for campus staff
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