People with similar life experiences are often the best persons to offer support. This is a formal training course with certificates provided by the HKU Department of Social Work and Social Administration and collaborating NGO partners to equip retirees with proper attitude, knowledge and skills to become peer supporters in elderly mental health. The training consists of 48 hours of classroom learning and 52 hours of practicum.
Overview of Eldercare
Empathetic Listening Skills
Effective Interpersonal Skills
Concept of Peer Support and Recovery Paradigm
Coping with Adversity and Life Events in Old Age
Healthy Lifestyle and Mental Wellness
Lifting and Transfer Skills for Escorting Frail Older Adults