Peer support programme
The Peer Support Programme identifies a compassionate, empathetic individual within the organisation as the "go to" person for peers having trouble coping. Programme members are trained to identify issues before they escalate and provide initial support.
How it works:
- The organisation chooses individuals to provide peer support. The individuals attend a two-day training programme whose topics include communication, self-care and psychological first aid.
Who can benefit?
- Challenging and emotionally charged work environments
- Front-line responders such as firefighters, corrections officers and medical emergency services