PeerZone “Wellbeing” workshops
NOTE: Workshop locations and dates can be found below
PeerZone is a FREE peer-led 6-week series of workshops providing resources and strategies to benefit others experiencing mental health distress. Facilitated by certified PeerZone educators with their own lived-experience, each group uses discussion and activities to explore mental health and find strategies to help manage day to day life. PeerZone workshops are open to all members of the community who may be experiencing mental health issues, or may know someone who is, and would like to learn different ways to understand mental distress and explore ways to improve daily life. Each 6-week block will include the following workshop topics:
Week 1 – Exploring our stories
Will explore the importance of personal stories, the “Hero’s Journey”, and our own (and others) experiences and stories of distress and recovery.
Week 2 – Empowering ourselves in mental health services
What are our experiences of diagnoses and medication, and how can we empower ourselves when using mental health services?
Week 3 – Enhancing relationships
We explore what range of relationships we have and our own experiences with relationships. How do we start, keep, make changes to, and end relationships?
Week 4 – Minding our lifestyles
How do our lifestyle choices impact our wellbeing? We explore ways to make lifestyle changes that last and what we can change to ensure wellbeing.
Week 5 – Optimising our income
We explore our feelings about money and how to manage, sustain, and/or grow our income.
Week 6 – Finding and keeping work
Our last week focuses on what work means to us and how to share with employers experiences of distress and recovery. We will also explore our rights when looking for work.