SHARC has completed the delivery of three SHARC Peer Worker Trainings and Organisational Readiness Trainings in Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast.

SHARC was commissioned by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network (PHN) to meet peer workforce development needs in the area.

I really enjoyed being challenged around what my views and ideas were around peer workers, and thus now seeing more angles and values of a peer workforce”, Organisational Readiness Training participant, Rockhampton.

The aim of the training was to increase capacity for local agencies to introduce and embed peer work into practice and provide a sound knowledge base of the peer work discipline for the existing and emerging AOD peer workforce.

The training programs were a success, evaluations showed that 100% of participants have increased their knowledge of peer work and over 97% have gained core peer work skills.

“This training would benefit anyone in AOD/Mental Health. Whether to enhance or improve their peer worker role, or for others to understand how peer workers fit”, Peer Worker Training participant, Rockhampton.

To see the peer workers enjoying their training click here