The aim of this session is to look at approaches to working with people which focus on their strengths and capabilities and on building resilience. This will include examining the ways in which strengths based approach might validate and reframe experience and how it uses role modelling and hope to help individuals build resilience. Strengths based approaches are at the heart of peer support practice.
Part of this session will look at the possible effects of trauma on mental health and the implications of this for peer support practice. This is likely to be a challenging topic for some people, so please take a break if you need to, and if you feel distressed at any time speak to someone you trust or you can call Samaritans on 116 123.
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
- Describe how a strengths based approach may validate and reframe experience.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the effects of trauma.
- Discuss ways to promote resilience.