Growing resilience and wellbeing in our communities
National and international evidence confirms that young people often turn to their peers for support in difficult times, before they turn to parents, counsellors or school staff.
Kids Helpline developed the Peer Skills program in 1994 in response to this evidence and the knowledge that 12% of calls to its telephone counselling service were from young people concerned about their friends.
The Peer Skills (two-day) Workshop is designed to acknowledge and build on young people’s natural skills and help them to more confidently and effectively help themselves and their peers with some of the issues that challenge them on a daily basis as well as in times of crisis.
Peer Skills implementation provides skills, knowledge and strategies to help young people to develop self-understanding and effective supportive relationships. Peer Skills strives to improve the wellbeing of young people by increasing skills that; support respectful engagement with each other, families and communities; build capacity to cope and empower young people to confidently and compassionately support others.
We believe in the worth of young people and their capacity for effective engagement with each other, family and community.
Up and coming facilitator training dates
Peer Skills Facilitator (2 day) training – Toombul, Queensland
Day 1 – Wednesday 12th September 2018 (9am to 4.30pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 13th September 2018 (9am to 3.30pm)
Location: UnitingCare Community, 71 Hows Road, Toombul Qld
Peer Skills Facilitator (2 day) training – Gold Coast, Queensland
Day 1 – Wednesday 19th September 2018 (9am to 4.30pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 20th September 2018 (9am to 3.30pm)
Location: UnitingCare Community, 2741 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach Qld
Peer Skills Facilitator (2 day) training – Cairns, Queensland
Day 1 – Wednesday 10th October 2018 (9am to 4:00pm)
Day 2 – Thursday 11th October 2018 (8:45am to 3:00pm)
Location: Gordonvale SHS, 85 Sheppards Rd, Gordonvale
Register Peer Skills Workshops at your school
If you are a Peer Skills facilitator or would like to register a workshop on behalf of an approved facilitator then get in touch.
Complete the Registration and Resource Order Form and email or post it to us (the contact details are on the form). We will then have a record of your workshop with all the relevant details which we will add to our database. The resources (booklets and badges) that you require will be posted once payment has been made. The costs are outlined on the form.
PO Box 468 Annerley Queensland 4103
Phone 07 3363 2270 | Mobile 0439 870 117