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SHARC leads a new era in Peer Workforce Development

The Department of Health and Human Services has recently released an updated version of the Alcohol and other drug (AOD) program guidelines and a new AOD performance management framework. These updates are in response to new services, changes to existing service arrangements and changes to policy and legislation for Victorian Government-funded AOD programs and services. These updates recognise SHARC as a leader in Peer Workforce Development, ‘providing training for peer workers and organisational readiness for…

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You're invited to SHARC's 2018 AGM!

Click here for the details of our 2018 Annual General Meeting.

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Proud Peer Worker, an expert by experience at 80.

SHARC have supported the Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD) to increase the number of peer workers delivering support services to clients in the western region of Victoria. One of WRADs peer workers, June Williams, appeared in Warrnambool’s The Standard on September 14. ‘Twenty years after she retired, Ms Williams has returned to work part-time as WRAD’s family reunification peer support worker….’ Ms Williams told The Standard that her lived experience has enabled her…

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SHARC in the Victorian Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness Campaign - 'A World of Difference'.

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…

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