The interview

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to practice “listening skills” which are very important in peer-support. When someone tells you a story and you report it to someone else, it’s important to keep the meaning and not to change the information. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? […]

The Peer

Why should you do this exercise? Understand the definition of peer: “A peer, is my equal, at my level. We share the same things. We feel the same things. A peer is someone who went through the same situations as me. A peer is not necessarily a friend or a family member.” What can be […]

What has changed?

Why should you do this exercise? To understand the importance of observation skills. To be a peer supporter you need to learn how to observe the signals and all types of communication from your peer. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainer can explain the exercise. The Peer […]

Self-confidence

Why should you do this exercise? It is important to strengthen self-confidence. This is just the aim of the exercise. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Prepare statements together with the trainer. Prepare a place /a room (to draw a line). Read statements. What is the objective of the exercise? […]

Tell the story

Why should you do this exercise? It is very important to listen attentively communicating with other people. This task demonstrates how important it is. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? If it is necessary the co-trainer can help to select the participants. The co-trainer can read the story. What is […]

Who am I?

Why should you do this exercise? This exercise helps to understand that it is important to ask questions. The exercise shows it is important to gather much information in order to bettter understand the other person. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? A co-trainer can prepare the required material. A […]

A Training Talk

Why should you do this exercise? This is a training for conducting talks as a peer supporter. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise is done by 3 people: A peer supporter has a training talk with a person. The third person is listening and helps to evaluate. What […]

How to make a Presentation

Why should you do this exercise? Sometimes, experienced Peer Supporters will give a lecture to others, for instance about their own experience. Here you have some advice, how Peer Supporters can prepare themselves. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? For training, you can run this exercise together with the Trainer. […]

How to conduct a good talk

Why should you do this exercise? Here you get some tips, how to prepare and to conduct a peer-supporting talk. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? It is expected that the Peer Supporter conducts the talk alone with the peer. What is the objective of the exercise? Often Peer Support […]

How to listen well

Why should you do this exercise? Listening quite well is not so easy. Here you have some advice, what a Peer Supporter should take into consideration. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise helps Peer Supporters to prepare talks and interviews. Trainers and Peer-Trainers should study and repeat the […]