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Professional Development Award in Mental Health and Peer Support

Professional Development Award in Mental Health and Peer Support

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support is designed to facilitate candidates in the role of peer support worker. The PDA equips candidates with the knowledge, skills and values which are necessary to carry out this role.

Time & Location:

Date: ‎September‎ ‎17‎th 2018
Time: ‎10‎:‎00‎ ‎am
Location: To Be Confirmed

About The Training:

The PDA in Mental Health Peer Support is aimed primarily at candidates who wish to develop their skills in mental health peer support. The primary target group consists of individuals who have personal experience of mental health problems and who wish to take on the role of peer support workers.

Mind’s Well see peer support as the way forward. Many people who have had mental health issues start giving back and getting experience through volunteering. This qualification will allow people to take a step forward and use your experience to develop your career path in Health and Social Care.

What is the advantage of having a qualification in Peer Support?

Having personal experience is essential to develop some of the skils that are required to perform this job. Undertaking this qualification will also provide a first hand experience of peer support with the other students, you will learn about the basic principles of peer support: mutuality, empathy, strengths based approach, empowerment and trauma informed practice. It will help you to work according to set quality standards that will protect you and your clients. get used to support structures such as supervision and goal setting and develop your personal approach to supporting others in a safe and supportive environment.

Access:

Candidates wishing to take this PDA should be able to demonstrate awareness of, and active involvement in, mental health support either in the capacity of paid employment or as a volunteer.

This is an academic qualification SCQF Level 7 and you are expected to do some written essays and assignments. Mind’s Well provide you with support to do this and there are some foundation courses that may be beneficial to you before you enrol

For an application pack, please e-mail pda@mindswell.org.uk

INTENSIVE OPTION RUNS OVER SIX MONTHS, ONE SATURDAY A MONTH. NEXT COHORT STARTS ON SEPTEMBER, 17th 2018.

BLENDED LEARNING OPTION TWO HALF DAYS A MONTH OVER 12 MONTHS.

Fees:

Full – £450

Early bird – £400

Concessions (If you are experiencing financial difficulties you may be eligible for a bursary) get in touch admin@mindswell.org.uk