11:46 am, Wednesday, 20th September 2023

Use your parenting skills to help others. Become a Parent Carer Peer Support (PCPS) worker

Charlie Waller Trust provides mental health training, resources and consultancy with a focus on children and young people.

Do you want a role where you can use your parenting skills to help others?

Consider doing our free training to become a Parent Carer Peer Support (PCPS) worker! 

It can be life-changing when you are supporting a child with mental health difficulties. Everyone’s journey is different, with emotional highs and lows. You may have good and bad experiences of asking for and getting help – and this can often lead to wanting to make sure that other families get the help they need when they need it.  

Turning your heartache and challenging life experiences into hope for others can be healing and this is at the heart of parent carer peer support. It is an opportunity to learn new skills, to contribute to the children and young people’s mental health workforce and make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families. 

This autumn and winter, we’re offering three different ways for you to find out more about parent carer peer support. You’re welcome to put your name down for any combination of them.   

Please note that as this is a new line of work, whether this role will be paid or voluntary will depend upon your area. All details will be discussed in our information sessions. 

Introduction to Parent Carer Peer Support

A one-hour information session led by lived experience parent carer peer support workers will give you the basic information about what parent carer support workers do and help you think about whether the role might be right for you.  

The basics of Parent Carer Peer Support

A four-hour session led by lived experience parent carer peer support workers and professionals. This looks more deeply into parent carer peer support to help you think more about whether it’s something you might like to do.  

Full Parent Carer Peer Support Course

We will be offering our full parent carer peer support (PCPS) course in January 2024.

If you are interested in the full course, please tell us now. It doesn’t commit you to anything but helps us ensure there are enough places to meet demand. 

This training is free to attend and will take place online. 

Learn more about the courses and book your place at Events for Parents and Carers (charliewaller.org)