Upcoming events

02 May

This introductory training is a pilot of a training program being developed for the family / carer lived experience workforce. At the completion of...

08 May

Carer lived experience peer workers-consultants have been playing an increasingly vital role in the Victorian mental health workforce. Their work is...

09 May

This module introduces learners to the concept of allyship and being an ally to the consumer workforce. Learners will explore why allies are critical...

Other learning opportunities


'Consumer participation' is a familiar phrase in mental health settings, incorporating several conceptual, ethical, political and practical challenges...


Peer contributions to the field of mental health are made through direct support (both within and alongside traditional mental health services)...


This topic explores existing and emerging peer worker roles in Australian mental health services and the international evidence base for peer work...

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