Peer support relies on people having similar shared experiences; therefore, a diversity of professions and training levels is crucial. By becoming a facilitator, you're helping others in your shoes overcome the challenging aspects of their profession.
Choose to be involved in individual support, group support, or both. Find session times that suit you, online or in person, to fit in with your working and personal life.
Currently there is particularly high demand for:
Surgeons and surgical trainees
"Very grateful for the peer support provided - the collegiate discussions, sharing of experiences, etc. My work environment can be very isolating especially during the COVID pandemic, and social interactions with colleagues at my workplaces have dwindled to a minimum. Being able to connect and chat on a regular basis with peers has been a lifesaver."
Andrew (Specialist GP)
About being a facilitator
Learn more about the peer support process and what the commitment looks like before you start.
We've put together 'Peer Support: A Brief Guide' to answer all your FAQs about being a part of Hand-n-Hand, and how to triage and handle difficult situations.
For any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at handnhandAU@gmail.com.
Peer Support Training
Lacking experience in peer support, and want to learn more before you start?
Run by Hand-n-Hand and designed in collaboration with the Black Dog Institute, our peer support workshops are designed to teach the principles of effective peer support and give you the skills to be an effective supporter. Sessions are highly interactive, with a focus on scenario-based practice.
Express your interest via the form below to be the first to be notified when new sessions are available. Trainings are free of charge, but tend to book out fast!