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Mental health peer support work: a five day training program

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Mind Australia Limited Central Office

Heidelberg, VIC 3084

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This course is for people who have a lived experience of recovery from trauma, grief or loss, or mental distress, experienced either directly or as part of their role as a carer or worker. Industries that use peer support include healthcare, community mental health, emergency services, military and police. Sharing a lived experience does not mean we’ve experienced the same life events: it means we’ve experienced the effects of mental distress, acknowledged that we’re on a journey of recovery and are building resilience in our own lives. Peer support is about using our experience as a basis to build safe spaces, create empathic relationships and support others as equals.

This course will equip individuals with the basic skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to undertake peer support work. The course is designed to create a safe space for people to share their lived experience and recovery, and to explore and develop personally within this unique learning space. The course is facilitated by qualified peer practitioners with a lived experience who are currently working in the field.

Eligibility criteria:

The course has been developed for people with a personal lived experience who are:

  • employed as a peer support worker
  • employed in mental health or community support roles and looking to explore other career opportunities
  • volunteering or working casually in peer support; undertaking relevant study and have some understanding of peer work
  • Mind Australia Limited's Community Mental Health Peer Pracitioners
  • other organisations with a peer workforce - please contact us for our group rate

We reserve the right to refund your fee if you do not meet the above criteria. If you are unsure about your eligibilty please contact us to discuss.

* Please note: While every effort is made to provide a safe and supportive environment, people will be sharing their stories of ill-health and recovery, stories may contain distressing elements for some people. Please ensure you are feeling robust enough to undertake the course at the time of commencement. If you have any concerns about this aspect of the course please contact us to discuss.


Dates

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July 2018. 9:00am to 5:00pm Mind Australia, Heidelberg, Victoria.

Monday 26 to Friday 30 November 2018. 9:00am to 5:00pm Mind Australia, Heidelberg, Victoria.

Cost

  • $850.00. Full fee for individuals
  • $440.00 Concession fee for people who hold a current healthcare concession card (if employer is not paying cost of the training). Must bring Health Care Card on the day.
  • Group and partner agency discounts available.

For more information please download the course flyer from the Mind Australia Ltd website.

Registration Includes:

  • Lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • All workshop materials and handouts
  • Participant workbook

Mind Australia Ltd Terms & Conditions of sale:

Ticket Sales:
Ticket sales for course fees will close 2 days prior to the course date. Limited places are available, there is no course waitlist.

Refunds 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: Your course fee will be refunded in full up to 7 days in advance of the start date of the course, for example, if the course starts on 8th of the month, you have until 1st of the month to be eligible for a refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the course start date, you will not be refunded the full course fee or any part thereof. Cancellation fees are due at the time of cancellation. No services are due in the event of a cancellation.

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