Peer Support for Life's Most Difficult Moments
Peer Support for Life's Most Difficult Moments

Gain powerful crisis support skills with Growing Through Online training!

Growing Through 1: Offering Presence

Limited Beta Offer. . . Learn positive life-saving skills and confidence!
Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June, 10 am - 12 noon

Our internationally-recognized Growing Through crisis support skills training is going online! 

Growing Through is a strengths-based, growth-focused approach to supporting others as a equal, in times of crisis and intensity with the goal of fostering meaning making and recovery. Guided by best practices for mental health peer support and suicide prevention, informed by the recovery model, humanistic psychology and lived expertise, Growing Through training seminars cultivate skills and confidence for serving as an ally to others in these difficult times, including effectively using one’s personal experience.


Utilizing non-clinical language, best practices for suicide prevention, and the experience of those ‘who have been there,’ Growing Through provides innovative training for assisting others as a ‘Growth Ally,’ including effectively sharing one’s own experience. Growing Through skills courses are available for professionals, paraprofessionals, peer specialists, crisis counselors, college students and faculty, and the general public.
Growing Through is founded on the philosophy that every individual’s life journey is unique and valuable. For some people, the most significant moments of that journey include intense difficulty, distress and/or pain, including despair and thoughts of death. By approaching struggle and crisis, including suicidal intensity, as parts of personal growth, Growing Through Allies help people find value and meaning in the midst of pain, and maximize their own resources for recovery.

For questions about Growing Through training, please email our Training Maven Lisa Goodale,

For more information on Growing Through visit

How will Growing Through training benefit me or my staff?

Growing Through skills courses are available for professionals, paraprofessionals, peer specialists, crisis counselors, college students and faculty, and the general public.

Growing Through training journeys provide techniques, concepts and real world skills practice for crisis support. Growing Through training is applicable for Continuing Education credits in several fields, based on your state or national process. GT1: Offering Presence course certificates qualify participants to attend Growing Through 2 (Encountering Intensity).

About the Presenter

Eduardo Vega, MA

For over twenty-five years, Eduardo Vega has worked as a leader in advocacy and transformative behavioural health programs and practices internationally.

This has included providing technical assistance, research and training projects, and major policy initiatives in suicide prevention, stigma and discrimination reduction. Also, consumer rights and empowerment, community integration, self-help and peer support services.

From 2010- 2016 he served as President/CEO of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, and was the founder and Principal Investigator of the USA Center for Dignity, Recovery & Empowerment. Eduardo now serves on the American Steering Committee of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Global Anti-Stigma Alliance and the Executive Committee of the US National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, through which he founded the first national Suicide Attempt Survivor Task Force.

Eduardo is a former Fulbright Specialist and California State Commissioner for Mental Health, and for his work in culturally focused programs, stigma reduction, empowerment and systems change he has been recognized by the United States Senate, the US Surgeon General and others. He holds an M.A. in Psychology from New School for Social Research.

Date & Location

Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 June 2020

The 3 day online course is 9 hours based on three hours per day: - 30 minutes combined video and reading content (self-paced), 2 hours online content and skills sessions per day (10 am - 12 noon) and 30 minutes individual skills practice

Once you register, you will be contacted by the team at Humannovations with course details and the course login details.

Price & Registration

Online Webinar Price

One-time only discounted ticket $240 + GST 
Once you register you will be sent the link and password for the Zoom meeting.

Registration process

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 027 204 0425 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $20 +GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  1. The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  2. The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  3. Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.
Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

Refunds are not available unless GROW cancels the workshop ahead of time. Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

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For further details, please contact:
Feona Horrex at
Phone: 0272040425