Peer support promotes integration
Vertaistoimijat.fi contains information, support and networks
to peer supporters and organisations that arrange peer activities.
As a peer supporter you have the possibility to support integration of people who have moved to Finland. You can also learn useful skills of interaction. We offer training, networking and support material for peer supporters. Every year there are one to two trainings and one networking event in English.
Hundreds of peer supporters around Finland have participated in the Finnish Refugee Council’s Training for Peer Supporters. Read the Guidebook for Hosting a Peer Support Group for Immigrants and check our yearly schedule for our trainings.
VeTo is an active forum for cooperation and mutual learning for organizations involved in peer support, including monthly meetings where we work together with a chosen theme. The meetings are usually held in Finnish and in a safe environment (online and face-to-face). In VeTo-network you get useful contacts and hear what is new in the field of peer support.
Peer support offered by VeTo-members is expected to be non-religious and non-political and the organizations must commit to the principles of good administration. The membership is free of cost and includes no obligation for active participation. Read more and join.
Information and support
Do you need support in planning, organizing and evaluating peer support activities? Order a custom-made consultation for your organization free of charge. At the moment consultations can be held in Finnish, Sorani (Kurdish) or Arabic.
Are you searching for a practical tool? The Finnish Refugee Council and the VeTo-network have created materials to support organizations.