The Peer Support Programme is continuing to build
Under the new Health and Safety Act we know that there is a
stronger focus on looking after our members not only physically but
their Mental Health too - we are dedicated to maintain and build
this wider Welfare Programme.
The Peer Support role is aimed at club members to who are
willing to respond to their clubs when a critical incident occurs
to provide support to club members involved and in conjunction with
the Duty Officer, run the debrief.
Critical incidents may result in people experiencing a range of
different reactions to traumatic events including shock, fear,
anger, helplessness, sadness and shame.
Peer Supporters operate on a 24/7 basis and are called upon to
assist with peer support when critical incidents occur at their
beach. This support may include providing initial support to
members, assisting members to understand the impact of a stressful
event, help in the organizing of formal psychological debriefing,
educate members on stress reactions and natural coping
SLSNZ Surf Lifeguard Award
Motor vehicle license
20 years old +
First Aid Level One
4 years Lifeguarding experience
The next SLSNR Peer Support Course will be held on the
19th of August at the Marine Rescue
Centre, if you are interested in becoming a Peer Supporter, keep an
eye out closer to the course date for more information and to
register for the course.