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Promoting Mutual Aid and Peer Support

This full day course will focus on national and local strategies for promoting and supporting recovery networks, mutual aid and peer support structures for people recovering from problematic substance use. The course aims to give participants a greater understanding of mutual aid and peer support in order for them to assist individuals in maintaining recovery.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • explain the principles and format of approaches to mutual aid
  • describe how mutual aid and peer support can help to maintain recovery
  • discuss some common myths and misunderstandings around some mutual aid approaches
  • discuss the barriers to recovery networks and mutual aid
  • identify strategies for empowering individuals to access mutual aid

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for anyone who has an interest, volunteers or works in a health or social care setting with people who would benefit from accessing mutual aid and peer support to help maintain behaviour change.

Dates, duration and venue

Dates TBC
DurationHalf Half day
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL.

Please note that all course dates, times and locations will be confirmed closer to the date.

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

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