Safe Space Workshop - Free online training pack
We know often people may have long waits to see someone or be discharged from services and they feel adrift and disconnected.
The loneliness and feelings of disconnection can impact mental and emotional wellbeing on top of any other challenges the person may be facing with their own or a loved ones' health or circumstances.
Peer support and informal groups which are run well can be a lifeline for people, maybe even a lifesaver. In response to requests for tips on establishing peer-led and informal groups we developed a series of workshop materials which are in 4 sections - View the safe space pack.
Session ONE explores why people may like to be with others. It also began to look at the different needs people may have depending on whether they were introverts or extroverts, it also touched on the challenges of loneliness and isolation.
Session TWO builds onto session ONE exploring the value of peer-Led and Informal groups. There are tips on how to reflect on the idea of the AIM and Purpose of the group, participants are thinking about establishing/developing and how to use a Vision Board as a focus on what it is the group want to move towards
Session THREE continues to build onto sessions ONE and TWO and explore some challenges which can be faced in any group situation and ideas for how to create conditions that support safe spaces to help the group remain a safe and welcome space for all its members to deal with challenges if they arise.
Session FOUR is a reminder of the previous points covered and offers some final tools and ideas to help people consider what matters to their peer-led or informal group and what actions they may need to think about taking. Session FOUR aims to bring together all the points covered.