PLEASE NOTE: THE STIGMA-FREE SPEAKERS TRAINING FOR MARCH 2018 IS NOW FULL.
YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO BE ON THE WAIT LIST AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF YOU BECOME REGISTERED BY MARCH 23RD, 2018 – 4:00 PM.
The Stigma-Free Society as sponsored by Coast Mental Health invite Coast Mental Health Peer Support Workers to submit an application for registration for the Stigma-Free Speakers Training Workshop. Coast Mental Health peer support workers will learn technical and creative presentation skills in a six hour session and engage in broader discussions around mental health and stigma, which will encourage reflection and personal growth. Participants will also gain practical speaking experience on how to share their personal story in a public forum through a variety of exercises.
Andrea Paquette, President of the Stigma-Free Society, also known as the Bipolar Babe, and national spokesperson as a Face for Mental Illness for Bell Lets Talk, is your Lead Workshop Facilitator.
Registrants are invited to attend two events for the Stigma-Free Speakers Training:
- Stigma-Free Speakers Training ‘Meet and Greet’ Luncheon
The Society will offer a ‘Meet and Greet’ luncheon prior to the Stigma-Free Speakers Training workshop, which is meant to provide personal connections with registrants with a series of ice-breakers and introductions.
Date: March 24th, 2018, Saturday @ 12pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Social Crust Café (formerly Café 335) 335 West Pender Street, Vancouver
- Stigma-Free Speakers Training Workshop
Date: March 25th, 2018, Sunday @ 9:30am – 3:30 pm
Location: Pacific Coast Apartments, 337 West Pender Street, Vancouver
*Note: Please meet in the lobby of the Pacific Coast Apartments at 9:20am and sign in at the front desk
All food requirements will be provided on both days and a $50 honorarium paid to Coast Peer Support Workers for their participation in the Stigma-Free Speakers Training workshop.
Cheques are mailed to registered peer support workers who complete the training by April 15th, 2018.
*We have limited space for participants.
Please click here to BE ON THE WAITLIST for the Stigma-Free Speakers Training workshop.
*If you are not a Coast Mental Health Peer Support Worker, please feel free to register and we will put your name on a wait list if space becomes available. Coast Mental Health peer support workers are a priority for the March 2018, Stigma-Free Speakers Training workshops and for sessions held in future.
We look forward to your registration and hope you will apply to participate in this impacting and exciting opportunity!
Feel free to contact Janet Bisset, Stigma-Free Society, Program Coordinator with any questions at [email protected]