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Tips for Starting Rural Peer Support Groups

Rural communities are unique, and therefore have unique needs when it comes to support group development. The following are a few insights into rural communities and suggestions that could be helpful in developing self-help groups. Tip 1: Stress Confidentiality Among Group Members Confidentiality is a very important issue in support group development and can be more of a challenge to maintain in rural communities. People in...

Six Steps to Starting Peer Support Groups

STEP 1: Do Your Homework Search through your local paper, library and community organizations to see if other groups already exist. Call up several existing groups to find out what is working and not working. Talk to people with resources, such as professionals in the community. These people may have come across others who share a similar challenge or experience and want to participate in your group. You may want to talk to...

Inclusive Leadership Workshop

Youth and/or youth service providers will build a shared understanding of leadership and identify expectations and values around what it means to be a leader. Anyone can be a leader and everyone has skills that can be developed and enhanced. Inclusive leadership means being mindful that we all come with different experiences and perspectives. Download article as...

Anti-Oppression

Participants create a shared understanding of the words tossed around when speaking about diversity. Through group discussions and experiential learning, participants will examine individual and systemic barriers, expectations and norms. Participants apply other lenses to broaden their perspectives about accessibility, inclusion, power and privilege. Download article as...

Engaging Youth in Decision-Making

In this workshop, participants examine ways to include young people in decision-making processes, create organization-specific youth friendly checklists, and learn tips and tools for setting up youth friendly spaces. Participants also learn about creating equal space in decision-making and how to level power dynamics. Download article as...

Community Mobilization & Advocacy

Community – An exploratory workshop about best practices in community mobilization, development and advocacy. The workshop offers tips and tools for engaging communities to mobilize and advocate for themselves. Participants also learn the basics of advocating as an ally. Youth – This workshop engages youth in exploring best practices in community mobilization, development and advocacy. Youth gain tips and tools for...

Organizing Peer Support Groups

A hands-on experiential workshop focused on the basics of setting up and maintaining a peer support group. Participants can apply this learning to their own health or community project. If you do not know where to start or if your group is having difficulties figuring out what to do next, this workshop could be for you. Download article as...