Peer Projects recently delivered a two day Peer Workforce Development Workshop ‘Peer Work in Practice’ for the lived experience workforce from the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) region.

The two day workshop provided a knowledge base for contemporary Peer Work and was enriched by the experiential learnings of participants. Attendees included those from the sectors of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Homelessness, Mental Health and Justice which resulted in robust learnings and sense of unification of the lived experience workforce as a discipline.

“I got a good understanding of Peer Work and feel more confident in my career choice. I feel inspired by the people and passion shown in this space” – Workshop Participant

 

 

The workshop was a professional development opportunity to support SEMPHN’s funding of the Peer Work activity in the region.

“This workshop should be given to all newly employed Peer Workers” – Carer Peer Worker, Mental Health

Peer Projects, a program of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC), provides a dedicated effort in peer workforce development and operates as a central resource for peer support initiatives. For more information regarding peer workforce development please contact peersupport@sharc.org.au or call 0499 392 994.