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Peer Supporter Training

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Peer Supporter Training

July 9, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Price: Free

Durham Community Health Centre (DCHC) and GraceWins Peer Support (GraceWins) are partnering to bring GraceWins’ empowering Peer Supporter Training to clients of DCHC. This is an in-person training offered at DCHC’s Oshawa South location.

GraceWins Peer Supporter Training

The GraceWins Mental Health Peer Supporter Training is based on Peer2Peer, a widely respected European Commission-funded vocational training collaborative comprising eight organizations from across Europe. The training groups are no more than 8 people to maximize the group learning dynamic. It is facilitated to encourage conversation in participants by drawing on their lived experiences. The training comprises 12-14 weekly classes of an hour-and-a-half each.

For Whom?

Persons with lived experience of mental health challenges that have a desire to serve as peer supporters and, who, we believe, possess the attributes to become highly effective peer supporters.

By Whom?
The GraceWins Mental Health Peer Supporter Training is developed and delivered by GraceWins DreamTeam Lead Percy D’Souza. Percy is a Peer Support Canada certified peer supporter and community mental health advocate. An ‘ex-severe, treatment resistant, psychotic depressive’, Percy has facilitated courses at the Recovery Colleges in Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and CMHA Durham. He has served on various mental health-related committees in Durham including Lakeridge Health and Ontario Shores. Percy is presently a member of the Lakeridge Mental Health & Addictions Consumer Advisory Panel, and also a member of  Durham OHT’s Patient Family and Care Partner Advisory Committee.


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July 9, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Oshawa Location
115 Grassmere Avenue
Oshawa, ON L1H 3X7 Canada
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