Join us in a day of co-learning, connection and celebration of the AOD Peer Workforce!

Thursday 14th June 2018

Time: 10.30 till 3.30 (Lunch provided)

Address: Packer Park Pavilion 120 Leila Rd Carnegie Vic 3163



This forum will provide opportunities for:

• Co-learning, connection and inspiration
• Networking and development opportunities for both Peer Workers and agencies
• Becoming informed about the growth and outcomes of Victoria’s AOD Peer Workforce
• Discovering how agencies can support and sustain the Peer Workforce
• Celebrating the existing and emerging AOD Peer Workforce

The forum will include guest speakers, a dynamic panel discussion, lunch and our keynote speaker: Graham Panther, an evaluator, researcher, and innovator of the peer space, owner of RedPanther Consultancy and co-founder of Big Feels Club.

All Peer Workers, AOD sector agencies and champions of the Peer Workforce are invited. Our Peer Worker colleagues in the Mental Health sector who would like to participate are warmly welcomed.

This forum is facilitated by SHARC with the support of the Victorian AOD Peer Workforce Community of Practice and the Health and Human Services Workforce team at the Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Government.

Register to attend by clicking here.

Further information:

Peer workers are now an emerging and evolving workforce within the AOD sector. Peer Workforce is recognised as an integral part of quality service delivery, resulting in many organisations formalising and integrating peer work into their service.

Since its establishment, SHARC’s model of practice and service delivery has been underpinned by peer support. With a long history delivering peer projects, programs and services, SHARC is privileged to be the current lead sector resource for peer activities and peer workforce development, working alongside the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to support the growth, development and sustainability of Victoria’s AOD Peer Workforce.

Download a poster for Victoria’s AOD Peer Workforce Forum 2018 here.

Download a program here