CORE Training for Peer Specialists
The CORE training is a prerequisite to the Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) and Recovery Support Peer Specialist training (RSPS).
The Mental Health Peer Specialist and Recovery Support Peer Specialist training require prior completion of the CORE training. These specialized courses are designed for individuals who have personally faced mental health challenges or substance use disorders and are eager to utilize their own experiences to support others in their paths to recovery.
What will you learn
Explore lived experience, personal stories, and diverse pathways to recovery.
Acquire and apply peer support principles through activities and scenarios.
Understand the role of a peer professional, distinguishing it from clinical services, and explore ethical considerations.
Gain insights into equity, justice, and the impact of oppression on mental health, and understand trauma-informed peer support.
Enhance communication skills and learn about validation, asking questions, and reflection in peer-based communication.