$70 – $120

Becoming a mental health peer worker

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Mind Australia

86-92 Mount Street

Heidelberg, VIC 3084

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This workshop has been designed for people who would like to learn more about using their lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery in the peer workforce. This course is for consumer and carers.

Peer work in the mental health workforce involves:

  • learning to keep yourself well with the demands of employment
  • utilising the knowledge, expertise and learning you have gained through living with mental health challenges and seeking wellness as a consumer or carer
  • using your knowledge about utilising the mental health system as a consumer or carer
  • working within specific organisational policies, procedures and processes.

This workshop will provide you with:

  • information about pathways to training
  • an understanding of the values, principles and practices that are at the core of peer work
  • opportunities to engage with people currently employed at Mind in lived experience roles.

Who can benefit from this workshop?

Anyone with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery as a consumer or a carer who is thinking about becoming a peer worker and would like some more information about what is involved.

This includes:

  • people with no experience in peer work
  • people who are currently volunteering, studying or actively looking for peer work
  • people who have heard about or are familiar with the concept of peer work and are seeking further information about training and what the role of a peer worker involves.

The role of peer worker

Authentically and sensitively using our lived experience to inform our work reminds us of who we are and forges
a shared horizon that can provide opportunities for guidance and inspiration for our clients and ourselves.
Lived experience workers use their unique perspective to inform change within mental health services.

Course fees:

$120:00 full fee
$70.00 concession fee for holders of a current health care card (must bring health care card on the day)

Course fees include:

  • Course materials
  • Catering

Mind Australia Ltd Terms & Conditions of sale:

Ticket Sales:

Ticket sales close 2 working days prior to the course date. Places are limited.There is no waitlist available.

Refunds, Transfers and Cancellations:

In the event of cancellation by Mind Australia Ltd: Mind Australia Ltd reserves the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule courses due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances. In these circumstances, a refund will be provided within 30 working days. Mind Australia is not responsible for accommodation, flights or other costs associated with attending the course in the event of such a cancellation.

In the event of cancellation by the Customer: Anytime up to 7 days prior to the start date of the course you can cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund, or request a transfer to another scheduled session of the same course. For example, if the course starts on 8th of the month, you have until 1st of the month to be eligible for a full refund or transfer to another scheduled session.


Requests for cancellation, or transfer to another scheduled session, made less than 7 days prior to the start date of the session will be declined.

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Mind Australia

86-92 Mount Street

Heidelberg, VIC 3084

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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