The aim of this session is to examine the implications of formalised peer support, encouraging you to examine the related concepts of boundaries, role tension and working with risk. The session will introduce the concept of positive risk taking and the approaches that can be used to help in this process. This will include examining the balance between risk and responsibility in the peer relationship.
As part of this, you will deal with the topics of trauma, suicidality and risk. Suicide is a very difficult and personal topic. If at anytime you feel upset or distressed, please take a break, and speak with someone if you need to. The Samaritans are always available on 116 123.
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
- Identify and explain two aspects of role tension and boundaries.
- Reflect on approaches to working with risk.