Peer School's free workshops enhance your knowledge and skills to enable you to provide caring, compassionate and trauma-informed support. Each workshop is developed and delivered in collaboration with people who have knowledge and personal experience in each topic area. At Peer School you will experience an empowering learning environment where people learn together and from each other.
Supporting YOU in Supporting Others
Peer School offers a collection of workshops on a range of important topics, each created to enhance your knowledge and skills. This will enable you to provide caring, compassionate and trauma-informed support.
- Hope & recovery
- Empathetic & equal relationships
- Dignity & social inclusion
- Integrity, authenticity & trust
- Health & wellness
- Lifelong learning & personal growth
What can you expect from a Discovery College course?
Support Your Well-Being
Learning Together and From Each Other.
Our ‘classic’ Discovery College workshops are open to anyone and everyone. While our Peer School workshops are still open to anyone and everyone, they are designed for those who are currently—or hoping to—support others in some shape or form. Peer School workshops are also held as a Zoom meeting instead of Zoom webinar
If you’re interested in supporting others — whether that’s a friend, family member, or in a more professional capacity — then our Peer School workshops will enhance your knowledge and skills in doing this!
Peer School workshops will involve more active participation than our ‘classic’ Discovery College workshops. When held online, you can expect things like breakout rooms, role playing and group discussions.
No, all of our Peer School workshops are free.
At this moment in time, our Peer School is taking place online. We hope in the future to be able to run a combination of in-person and online workshops so that you can pick your preference.
Zoom meetings mean that you’re able to choose to unmute yourself whenever you’d like, see the Zoom names of others, and use some Zoom functions like break-out rooms.
Zoom webinars are more anonymous, where you’re only able to see the facilitators that are attending, not the students.
When you log into Zoom, in your settings you can choose what your display name is (this is the name other students will see). If you prefer the anonymity of Zoom webinars, you can make your display name something that doesn’t identify you when in a Zoom meeting.
Yes! We’re currently soft launching Peer School, but will continue to create and add more workshops over time, to support you in supporting others!
Our Experts Through Experience have gained their knowledge through personal experience. Experts Through Experience share what strategies they found to really work and their life-experiences during the course.
Our Experts Through Learning have gained their knowledge through their education and working in their field of expertise. Experts Through Learning share their resources and understanding during the course.