Training for Peer Supporters in August-September

06/06/2023 1:00 pm

Finnish Refugee Council will organise an online training for peer supporters in August-September. The training will be held in English on Microsoft Teams.


Dates: 30 August from 4 to 7 pm & 2–3 September from 10 am to 3.30 pm

Device: Microsoft Teams

Cost: 0 €

End of the application period*: Thursday, 3 August, 2023 at 11.45 pm

* The application period will end when we have found 10 participants that meet our criteria.

In addition to these three sessions, a separate planning meeting will be held with each participant.

As the training will be organized via Microsoft Teams, the participants need to have the following:

  • computer/laptop
  • (device’s) mic & videocamera
  • headphones/in-ears


We will interview all applicants and choose a maximum of 10 participants.

Please read our criteria before sending in your application.


The training consists of independent work, activating lectures,

group discussions, exercises, a group hosting sample and two homework assignments.


Learning Objectives

• Participants are able to explain how peer support promotes integration.
• Participants know how to use the interaction and group hosting skills discussed in the training.
• Participants understand the role of the peer supporter.
• Participants know how to plan, host and evaluate peer support groups.


After getting our certificate, you can choose to let trustworthy organisations

offer you group hosting tasks via our peer supporter bank.

This is voluntary, but all participants will make a profile in our bank.


If you have any further questions, please contact:

Petri Komulainen, Specialist

tel. 045-120 9036