Education & Events

Yarrow Collective hosts regular community-building and educational events by/for/with peers! See our Calendar page for a listing of current events.

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Community Events

We offer donation-based and open-to-the public events to help increase awareness about peer support, create dialogue around alternatives to recovery and healing, and build a sense of connected community.

 

Our events have included peer support networking events, peer envisioning gatherings, and more. This year, we've also watched The Wisdom of Trauma together and explored trauma-informed and harm reduction approaches to addictions. We watched Medicating Normal and honored the stories of those who have actually been harmed, not helped, by psychiatric medications and found their own paths to healing. Our community events are meant to challenge our thinking, highlight the stories of persons with lived experience, and help us all connect to our own deep wisdom and to each other.

 

Check out our calendar to see the latest offerings, and contact us if you have any suggestions of events you’d like to see in the future.

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Education & Workshops

We offer presentations and workshops for other organizations and at conferences about the Yarrow Collective, the peer support movement, alternative approaches to suicidality, and how peer support values and skills can enrich your personal and professional life. Half-day trainings will be available starting in fall 2022 about the principles and tasks of peer support for both peer support workers and anyone working in mental health wanting to understand more about what peer support is.

 

Contact us to request a presentation from Yarrow Collective or get on our waitlist for a training. Yarrow Collective also welcomes contracts from providers to offer our peer support orientations and ongoing peer-to-peer group co-reflection to newly hired peers. This is a great way to support your peer workforce! 

Through the support of the Larimer County Impact Fund, between 2021 and 2022, we brought three nationally-recognized peer support trainings to Larimer County, with participation from nearly 50 peers and community members with lived experience. Be sure to check back or get on our mailing list to hear of any upcoming trainings available through Yarrow Collective.

We strive to make our spaces as accessible as possible, please contact us if you need accommodations or have any questions about our events.