What is the objective of the exercise?
To look at problems in ‘problem pages’ in magazines or online and to consider how to offer peer support.
What is the method to be used?
Select relatively simple problems from magazines or online sites and ask participants how to best offer peer support in that situation.
Select a number of (relatively simple) problems from problem pages in magazines and newspaper and ask the participants how they might approach supporting the person?
This will require skillful and sensitive facilitation.
What are the materials needed?
Magazines/ newspapers/internet sites describing individual problems or situations.
Tips for the trainers/additional information
Initially it is suggested that the problems are relatively simple and within, where possible, the experience and ability of the participants. This can be extended later to more complex situations if appropriate.
The situations can be utilised to allow participants to offer all relevant skills described in the skills folder by tailoring and/or facilitating the situations and the discussions that follow.
Timeframe: Minimum suggested time is 30 -45 min