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Peer work in the mental health workforce involves:
• utilising the knowledge, expertise and learning you have gained through experience of mental health challenges and seeking wellness, either directly or as a carer
• using your knowledge about utilising the mental health system as a consumer or carer
• learning to keep yourself well in relation to the demands of employment
• working within specific organisational policies, procedures and processes.

The role of peer worker
This can be described as authentically and sensitively using our lived experience to inform our work, reminding us of who we are and forging a shared horizon that can provide opportunities for guidance and inspiration for our clients and ourselves.
Lived experience workers use their unique perspective to inform change within mental health services.

This course is run by qualified and experienced Peer Workers.

This event will cover:

  • an understanding of the values, principles and practices that are at the core of peer work
  • information about pathways to training
  • information about the different types of roles that require a lived experience of mental health
  • opportunities to engage with people currently employed at Mind in lived-experience roles

Eligibility criteria

Who is this course for?
Anyone with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery (either directly or as a carer) who is thinking about becoming
a peer worker and would like some more information about what is involved.
This includes:
• people with no experience in peer work
• people who are currently volunteering, studying or actively looking for peer work
• people who have heard about or are familiar with the concept of peer work and are seeking more information about it
• people who would like further information about training as a peer worker.

Categories: Consumer perspective, Workplace wellbeing & practice support
Disciplines: Lived Experience Workforce
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons

Monday 15 July 2019
09:30 to 16:30
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Tuesday 16 July 2019
09:30 to 16:30
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Wednesday 17 July 2019
09:30 to 16:30
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Thursday 18 July 2019
09:30 to 16:30
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Friday 19 July 2019
09:30 to 16:30
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$440.00 concession fee for holders of a current Health Care card (The purchaser of a concession rate ticket must be the same person as the Health Care card holder, and the card must be produced at the course)

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