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In this 60 minute workshop, we'll be telling about what peer support actually is: a group of people who had similar experiences, listening and thinking along, using their own experiences to help the groupmembers. It's important to realise that this peer support is not a professional care institute.
There's no psychologist present or anything. This makes it a safe, equal environment for all involved.
We'll be talking about what a peer support group does:
In this workshop, we want to bring across the importance of peer support. After all, this is what happens during participating in peer support groups...
The workshop won't be just a lecture, though. We plan to have interaction with the audience, we'll be showing the difference between the 'professional' and the peer support groups, and we'll most likely do something to upset everyone. Think about throwing statements into the audience, or showing exactly the wrong kind of professional behaviour. There's definitely be some acting involved, where we take on the roles of other people, for instance.
This workshop will be approximately 60 minutes long, and will deal with the importance of peer support groups. We're both very enthusiastic about this subject, and we hope to make the audience as enthusiastic.
Kees van Rest (firstname.lastname@example.org)