The Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) are delighted to announce their new partnership with Intentional Peer Support (IPS) International.

Since its establishment, SHARCs model of practice and service delivery has been underpinned by peer support. SHARC have been engaged in statewide capacity building for peer support, delivered peer support training and have become a sector resource for peer activities.

For nearly twenty years, IPS has been inspiring and training people in community, peer support, and human services settings all over the world to be intentional about the way they connect and build mutual relationships. IPS has been widely used as a foundation training for people working in both traditional and alternative mental health settings, and is current best practice in peer worker training.

SHARC have partnered with IPS to strengthen their knowledge base and enhance their delivery of peer support initiatives. This new partnership will see IPS lensed toward the Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) sector in Australia and produce IPS training and materials that support the sector, the emerging peer workforce and the communities we serve.

This partnership will involve comprehensive sector consultation and pilot programs throughout the state to develop core materials and training that supports and enhances the AOD space.

We look forward to including the AOD community in this exciting new initiative.

For any inquiries please contact us at peersupport@sharc.org.au or call 9573 1700