Supporting Through Struggle

How To Have Supportive Conversations

This interactive workshop will strengthen your ability to support emotionally, socially and practically. This course will take a deeper dive into how to have conversations in a manner that helps the other person, while still considering your own self care needs.

Who Takes "Supporting Through Struggle"?

Everyone. Anyone can benefit from this course. From psychological health and safety in the workplace to schools and community groups to friendships and families, this workshop is designed to assist individuals who are looking to further develop their capabilities and confidence to support someone living with a mental health challenge. "Supporting Through Struggle” is well suited to workplaces, organizations or community members.

This workshop takes a participative approach using conversational learning to engage all participants. Includes hands on activities, in depth conversations, and self reflection.

Topics Include:

  • Developing a Self Awareness Practice

  • Meeting Someone Where They Are At

  • Being Aware Of Our Fears (including our fear of discussing suicide) and Overcoming Challenges

  • Setting Compassionate Boundaries

  • Supporting Your Own Self Care

Created and Facilitated By:

Hayley Peek & Kim Sunderland

We offer our combined expertise and experience in mental health consulting, peer support training, and design of behaviour change programs, but of greatest importance, we offer our experience living through the struggle of personal mental health challenges. This is a course focused on what we wish others could have offered us when in our most vulnerable time.

We offer this workshop because we know that people want to help others who are struggling with a mental health challenge, but they don't always know how to help. Our goal is to help you to feel more confident that you are doing the right thing – or at least doing a positive thing – and not doing harm.

To inquire about a training, please email or