Become a TASC Peer Support Volunteer and support the wellbeing of your colleagues!

Join our training workshop to learn everything you need to know to become a TASC Peer Support Volunteer and support your colleagues in their time of need.

''Great course.  Helpful for us all in our day to day work.''

What is a Peer Support Volunteer?

At the core of peer support is the belief that only those who have been through a difficult experience can truly understand what someone going through a similar experience is feeling. TASC Peer Support Volunteers offer a listening ear, empathy and support to colleagues within the ambulance service. 

What the workshop will cover

TASC

  • What support we offer
  • How to access support
  • How to support your colleagues

Resilience training

  • Developing personal resilience – looking after yourself
  • Mindfulness

Mental health and PTSD

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Treatment pathways
  • What to do next

Bereavement/Suicide

  • What is bereavement?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Suicide: effects, what to look for, how to deal with the aftermath

Debt management advice and support

  • Developing individual financial intelligence
  • How to set a personal budget and income and expenditure sheet
  • What to do if debt is a problem
  • Financial options
  • DWP benefits

We will be bringing together professionals in the fields of mental health, bereavement and debt management in to one training session. This is a rare opportunity for you to have quality time with a range of experts, learn from their extensive experience and ask any questions you may have.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and all attendees are invited to a buffet lunch which will served between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

‘‘The more people trained, the more people could be helped – everyone would find this course content useful!’’

TASC volunteer and workshop attendee  

 

Next Peer Support Volunteer Training Workshop

Basingstoke

28 November 2019
9.00am - 4.30pm
Hampshire Court Hotel, Binfields Road, Basingstoke, RG24 8FY

Map and directions

Book your place

 

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

100% of our previous attendees said that the course was enjoyable and were glad they came.

Travel expenses

As TASC volunteers, you will be able to claim reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for your travel to the event.

Peer Support Training Workshops 2019/2020

In order to offer this opportunity to as many people as we can, we’re taking our training workshops on the road so you can book a place at a time and location that’s convenient for you.

We’re still in the planning stages, but the preliminary dates and locations for our future training workshops are below:

  • February 2020 – North West
  • April 2020 – South West
  • June 2020 – North East
  • September 2020 – Wales
  • November 2020 - London

Check back on this page regularly to find out more information.

Contact us

T: 02477 987 922
E: volunteering@theasc.org.uk.

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