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Course Details

Location: Online
Cost: Free
Exams Included: Yes


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Go at your own pace. There are no time limits for this course.
On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate.
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Support Group Training

Many people find peer support a helpful tool that can aid in their recovery. Support groups are offered as a safe space where individuals can come together to share their stories, experiences, and lives in a way that can help reduce loneliness and isolation.

The Hope Group Online Training is unique because it follows a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and get what they need. You will be taught how to build and sustain a support group within your community. You will be trained in our curriculum and guided in launching and nurturing your own group, specifically a Hope Group, Healing Group, or Grace Group.


You Will Learn:

  • Benefits of support groups
  • Support group leadership skills and facilitator do’s and don’ts
  • Detailed guidelines for operational practices, for example size of group, length of groups, and frequency of sessions
  • How to structure the flow of the group
  • Tips to ensure positive communication
  • How to promote and publicize your support group

Benefits of Taking This Course:

  • You will be in a position to support those living with mental health challenges, the loved ones of those living with mental health challenges or survivors of trauma
  • You will learn how to connect with group members to make them feel safe and secure
  • You will receive both a video and presentation for each module, as well as a leader’s guide and workbooks for each type of support group
  • You will also have access to a sample agenda, group guidelines, sign in sheets, marketing materials and additional handouts


Anyone who has an interest in gaining a greater understanding of this subject is encouraged to take the course.

The course is broken down into individual lessons.

You can study the online course at any time you would like. The course is compatible with all devices.

Once you have completed all modules, there is a brief multiple-choice quiz.

Once you have completed the training, you will be able to download a PDF of your certificate of completion.

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