Are you a natural helper? Do your friends and colleagues turn to you when they need advice or support?
If you answered yes, the Community Helpers program is for you. It provides helpers with the skills they need to provide support.
Helpers learn a variety of topics and skills including effective communication, self-care, coping with stress, knowing when to refer people to professional services, handling crisis situations, and suicide awareness.
In addition to developing skills and increasing knowledge, Helpers are introduced to community services and professional supports. This connection bridges informal and formal supports in the community, enabling helpers to refer peers and family to expert support when needed.
Community Outreach Services is offering Community Helpers training next month. It will be split up into two three-hour sessions.
To register, contact Ian Goodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.