Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist
This is the first module of the ‘Peer Support Specialist Programme’. It provides learners with an awareness and introduction to the role of a Peer Support Specialist, and the significance of sharing their lived experiences in order to support others on their recovery journeys. The module will be conducted over two days in a classroom.
However, completion of the ‘Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist” module does not guarantee learners a place in the ‘Certificate in Peer Support’ module.
Learners who wish to enrol in this module should:
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Be keen to know more about peer support work and the role of a Peer Support Specialist.
- Have a diagnosed mental health condition which has stabilised.
- Be willing to share their own lived experiences in order to support others in their recovery.
- Be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
The skills and knowledge that learners are required to possess prior to applying for this course, are as follows:
- 3 GCE ‘O’ level credits, including English, or equivalent qualifications are preferred.
- An ability to comprehend, speak, read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to level 5 of the Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualifications (ES WSQ) Workplace Literacy (WPL).
- Numeracy skills at a proficiency level equivalent to level 5 of the Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualifications (ES WSQ) Workplace Numeracy (WPN).
Upon completion of this module, learners are expected to:
- Be able to explain the mental health service delivery system in Singapore.
- Summarise the role of a Peer Support Specialist in a mental health setting in Singapore.
- Explain the principles of recovery and resilience.
Associate peer support interaction with the possibility of recovery and resilience in persons with mental health conditions.
Explain the approach of sharing and writing a recovery story.
Write a Resilient Learning Plan.
- Identify appropriate wellness and self-care techniques.
At the end of the module, participants are required to produce a Resilient Learning Plan as a non-graded assignment. The module trainer/Adult Educator will provide feedback for the submitted Resilient Learning Plan.
The course is expected to run from 11 - 12 Mar 2021. More details will be provided at a later date.
1This could be subjected to further changes.
Click here to access the application form for the both the ‘Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist’ and ‘Certificate in Peer Support.’
- Completion of this module does not guarantee that learners will secure a job.
- Registration for the module does not guarantee enrolment in the module. Applicants who have been shortlisted for an interview will receive a notification via email.
- The module is fully sponsored for Singaporeans and permanent residents if they fulfill a 100% attendance requirement and complete all assessments. Learners who do not meet the 100% attendance requirement would need to provide a valid reason with supporting documents (e.g. a medical certificate). In such events, learners should at least meet a 75% attendance requirement.
- For consistency of terminology, the term “Peer Support Specialist” refers to persons with mental health conditions who have been trained and certified to work in multi-disciplinary teams. They are able to leverage on their lived experiences to provide formalised and structured support to others on their recovery journeys.