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Tue, 02 Apr


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The Peer Partnership - Peer Coordinator's Forum

The Peer Coordinator's Forum is for professionals working in peer support and service user involvement, to share best practice & experience

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The Peer Partnership - Peer Coordinator's Forum
The Peer Partnership - Peer Coordinator's Forum

Time & Location

02 Apr 2024, 09:30 – 11:30

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About the Event

April 2024 - Spring Forum

The Peer Partnership Coordinators Forum is for organisations who are involved in delivering or considering peer support and/or service-user involvement.

It is an opportunity to meet with others running peer support services, hear updates relevant to peer support, share best practice and see what information and resources may be available to help us in our roles.

The forum meets four times a year and offers opportunities for you to network, highlight the important work you are doing, as well as a chance to learn from each other. We also hope by having this forum we will contribute to the overall promotion and spread of peer support and service-user involvement across the VCSE and health sectors.


9:30-9:50 - Introductions and Check in

A chance for attendees to get to know other participants and what is happening in their peer support programs.

9:50-10:30 - Spotlighted Service – Tash Burden - One-to-One Peer Support for HIV

The spotlight section offers an opportunity to hear from an attending organisation about their program and discuss an issue they are facing to share knowledge and experience in how to manage obstacles and barriers to providing effective peer support.

In this session, Tash Burden, Peer Support Coordinator for HIV Organsiation, Brigstowe, will be talking about their one-to-one peer support service which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year.

10:30-10:40 - Break

10:40-11:10 - Best Practice – Training Opportunities for Peer Workers and Professionals

Having well-trained volunteers who are confident in their skills is essential for peer support services. Sean Hourigan from The Peer Partnership, which provides training for peer support programmes, will be discussing what skills and training are useful for successful peer support programmes.

The Peer Partnership would also like to hear from the forum about areas of training that they feel may be missing in supporting safe, effective and sustainable peer support.

11:10-11:30 - Discussion

What would help the peer support sector to thrive? Attendees will discuss what help peer support services might need to provide high quality peer programs.

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