Yesterday, the Strategy for the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Peer Workforce in Victoria was officially launched by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Strategy was developed by Peer Projects at the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) in collaboration with numerous stakeholders and in close consultation with the Victorian AOD Peer Workforce Community of Practice (CoP).  It has also been informed by a number of AOD sector agencies who have been champions for peer workforce development, as well as the work of our colleagues in the mental health sector.

This strategy describes the required activity needed to adequately develop, support and sustain the workforce and aims to assist policy developers, funders, AOD peer workers and their employers to work towards developing a thriving peer workforce.

The strategy will ensure that the peer workforce is dynamically and directly linked to the future direction of Victoria’s AOD sector.

For a copy of the strategy and for more information click here