Creative strategies for peer support engagement

Mon Jun 03 2019 at 10:00 am to 04:30 pm
Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, United Kingdom

Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, United Kingdom

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Mind in Camden
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Creative strategies for peer support engagement

Trainer: Sascha Altman DuBrul

About the workshop

Join Sascha Altman DuBrul in this interactive workshop examining an emerging engagement framework being used in peer support communities in the United States. Using tools such as story-telling, interactive discussions, and explicit training on both internal and external engagement strategies, attendees will benefit from the Saschas’ 20 years as a mental health advocate and professional with lived experience.Being used in Peer Specialist services on clinical teams, T-MAPs (Transformative Mutual Aid Practices) is a guide for navigating challenging times, figuring out what you care about, and communicating with the important people in your life.This practice has been developed for peer workers and clinical staff to better collaborate with service users and each other. The strong emphasis on creative self-disclosure, grounded reciprocity, understanding of interdependence, and clarity of power dynamics in the clinical relationship is part of methodology for evolution within the mental health system.This training will be of interest to anyone involved in peer support, especially those working with peer support teams as peer support workers, managers, or NHS professionals. 

About the trainer

Sascha Altman DuBrul is the co-founder of the Icarus Project, a network of peer based mental health support groups and media project that is actively redefining the language and culture of mental health and illness. He has a Masters in Social Work and worked from 2016-2019 as a Recovery Specialist and Trainer at Columbia’s Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.  He is currently the Training Director for the Institute for the Development of Human Arts. He is the co-author of Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, Friends Make the Best Medicine: A Guide to Creating Community Mental Health Support Networks, and the author of Maps to the Other Side: The Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer. Sascha’s intellectual and creative interests lie at the intersection of the public mental health system and the Mad Underground.


£12     Unwaged

£50     Self-funding part-time earners, and students

£100   Self-funding full-time earners, and voluntary sector organisations

£125   Private and statutory organisations (including NHS)

Small Print:

The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel less than 7 days before the event. 

For more information on booking, please contact:

Jane Faulkner

Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ

020 7241 8978 | jfaulkner | mindincamden ! org ! uk
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Mind in Camden
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