SHARC would like to highlight the outstanding work of Craig Payne, Peer Worker with Turning Point, Eastern Treatment Services.

Craig recently presented at SHARC’s Annual General Meeting, inspiring stakeholders and the local community. His message regarding the value of lived experience work was delivered with authenticity, passion and commitment.

Craig has been part of the Peer Projects community at SHARC since his employment. He has been a valuable participant in the AOD Peer Workforce Community of Practice, completed SHARC’s Peer Worker Training and continues to receive supervision and support from SHARC.

“SHARC has been an integral part of my journey as a Peer Worker from my initial interview to now and for what I hope will be a bright future.  Judging by the journey so far I’m sure it will be.”

Craig’s work also featured recently in the Turning Point Annual Review 2018: 

“Peer work offers an important alternative for our clients, with the opportunity to be supported by a staff member that has a lived experience”, Carmen Harris, Partnerships Manager – Turning Point, Eastern Health.

See review here:

Craig will be speaking at the VAADA Service Providers Conference on the 7th December, along with other experts, discussing the politics and practicalities of the peer workforce.

We are honoured to have Craig, along with many other Peer Workers within our Peer Projects community. These Peer Workers are working with SHARC to establish best practice lived experience work in the AOD sector and we are grateful to see this community thrive in recognition of the value they bring to services.



Screen shot TP Craig Annual Review