Growing Veterans partners with WWU Veteran Services Office for peer support training 

Growing Veterans, a nonprofit organization focused on using the farm and growing food as the catalyst for human connection and veteran reintegration in an effort to lower the rates of suicide among returning veterans, will offer a three-day peer support training session on Nov. 4, 5 and 6 at WWU in conjunction with the university’s Veteran Services Office. 

The training, which is approved by the Veterans Administration and is free for Western’s vets, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in Viking Union 565. 

The training uses nationally recognized best practices for Peer Support, with participants learning to facilitate healthy conversations and outcomes, reduce peer isolation and develop tools to create a network of peer support. The training was developed by veterans and mental health care professionals for veterans, civilians, mental health providers, businesses, and organizations committed to the wellness of veterans and each other.  

Can’t make the training on campus? Growing Veterans will also host virtual workshops on Dec. 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14. Find out more information or register at, or download the attached PDF at right.