Peer support has been shown to be highly effective as a way to offer support in an empathetic environment by people with similar lived experiences. AboutFace is in a position to launch a brand new Peer to Peer program. The initial 3 day training will be taking place for free on the evening of November 1 and from 9-5 on November 2 and 3 at our office in downtown Toronto.
The 3 day training run by Anne Borrelly, will focus on Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). This program is considered the gold standard for the start of any peer to peer program and focuses on caring for oneself while working with others. WRAP provides a framework for living day to day with mental health challenges by identifying what I am like when I am well and a daily maintenance plan for staying well.
As this is a new program, space is very limited. If you would like to be part of AboutFace’s first peer to peer program please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and include a 250 word write up on why you would like to be a peer supporter! Applications are due: October 11.
About Anne Borrelly:
Anne Borrelly is a Level 3 Facilitator who had facilitated over 20 WRAP/FRAP sessions and 4 WRAP 2 classes in both official languages. Adapting WRAP for Women and for Newcomers as well as the first francophone WRAP (Pair) are just some of highlights of the last 7 years that Anne has been facilitating. As a stand up comedian, Anne also believes in the power of humour and tries to share that passion with all her classes. Anne is currently a full time Peer Support Specialist at St Michael’s Hospital.