This training course, designed by the Chronic Illness Alliance, is a step-by-step guide to setting up and running a peer support group.
PLOT can also be used to build the capacity of an existing group, or to train a new peer leader to take over. The training is self-guided and structured around core units and optional electives, covering areas such as leadership and facilitation skills, navigating through difficult times, governance and financial matters, planning, and looking after oneself in the role. In addition to providing information and recommendations within each Unit, the course includes a range of activities, resources and templates that are designed to help participants convert concepts into skills, and put theory into practice.
The course is free and available to anyone who would like to register. Participants who complete the course will also receive a Certificate of Completion.