Train the Facilitator

What is it?

The Train the Facilitator programme is designed to support the key contacts of children and young people to plan, implement, maintain and deliver peer listening/peer mentoring or MH Ambassador programmes in education, community and youth settings.

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Learning Outcomes

  • To equip program coordinators with information to plan and implement effective cross-age peer mentoring programs for young people in your organisation.
  • To gain a general understanding of Mental Health Awareness; including aspects of trauma, emotional wellbeing and resilience.
  • To gain an understanding of what peer mentoring is and why it is important.
  • To ensure programme coordinators feel confident implementing a peer mentoring programme within their organisation.
  • To acquire knowledge of the importance of safeguarding and support sessions in terms of the programme as a whole.
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  • 1 half day to include safeguarding and child protection, qualities of a MHA/peer listener/peer mentor, programme content and format for each group (To ensure that the programme can be delivered by the trained person/persons in the future)
  • Training in appropriate First Aid for Mental Health (MHFA), on a cross-community basis, for key contacts of C&YP ( 2 full days or 4 half days )
  • Participation and observation of delivery of the programme to your group of C&YP, approx. 1/1.5 hr per week accros 4 -6 weeks.
  • Training in appropriate suicide accredited intervention skills (limited spaces available)
  • Shared learning and cross community delivery bringing key contacts of C&YP together to explore impact of trauma related conflict and peace building, share learning from provision of peer mentor programmes.

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This project is supported the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

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