Peer Support Specialist Programme


The Peer Support Specialist Programme was developed together with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and mental health organisations and will be used in both the social service and healthcare sectors.

Watch highlights of the Peer Support Specialist Programme, a competency-based training for individuals to leverage their lived experience to support others in their recovery from mental health issues.

The programme comprises 5 different training modules which target persons in recovery and professionals in the mental health sector:

For the individuals:
The Preparatory Training for Potential Peer Support Specialist module provides an introduction to the role of a Peer Support Specialist, and the significance of sharing a lived experience in peer support work. The Certificate in Peer Support module equips these individuals with competencies to perform the role of a Peer Support Specialist.

- For organisations: 
The Recovery Training for Organisations module introduces organisations to the principles and practices of creating a recovery- oriented environment, along with the inclusion of peer support staff. 

- For facilitators:
The Train-the-trainer for Peer Support Modules and Train-the-trainer for Recovery Training modules equips suitable individuals who are keen to be facilitators of the Certificate of Peer Support and Recovery Training for Organisations modules.

- All training modules in the Peer Support Specialist Programme are fully sponsored for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, with attendance requirements of at least 75%.

For more information or to register, please click here.