Strengthening Community Mental Health Resources by Training Refugees as Peer Counselors: A manual for trainers

This training curriculum has been developed with the purpose of providing a broad and sound knowledge base for the trainees who are lay persons, to strengthen their helpful interpersonal skills, and to introduce them to community mental health work. The manual provides an overview of all teaching units according to the following structure:

  • Each unit contains a summary of the most important information.
  • Activities are suggested that deepen the understanding of the subject and/ or train the participants in relevant skills
  • An additional section describes the challenges that you might face in the teaching process and makes suggestions how to address these. T

It is expected that the resulting training programmes will reflect local conditions.  

The first half of this document contains the manual in English.  The second half contains the same information in Arabic.  

Published 2018-07-27