In conjunction with the release of Victoria’s alcohol and other drugs workforce strategy 2018–2022 recently, the Government also launched the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Awareness Campaign to support workforce growth. Appropriately themed ‘A World of Difference’ – the videos highlight the powerful impact that working in the sector can have and the diversity of roles within it.

In the campaign, Co-ordinator of Peer Projects at SHARC, Crystal Clancy, speaks about her unique role and her passion for lived experience in the workforce.

‘I think one of the biggest things that I advocate for is people coming to work in the alcohol and other drug sector who have a lived experience, and are able to say, “Look, I’ve been there, and I kind of know the way around this stuff.”’

See her story here: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/alcohol-and-drugs/aod-careers/more-stories

There’s great diversity in today’s workforce and peer workers are a vital part of this landscape. Peer Projects supports the development and sustainability of Victoria’s AOD peer workforce, where lived experience makes a world of difference.