Mind is one of the country's leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers.

We deliver the Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course. The course is for people with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery who are thinking of doing peer support work.

Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course

Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course

Joint Winner: 2013 TheMHS Silver Award in Education, Training or Workforce Development

For people with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery who are thinking of doing peer support work. The course will introduce all the key skills necessary to do this vital work. Candidates must already work or study in the mental health field.

The course covers nine areas:

  1. Peer support mental health recovery principles
  2. Effective listening
  3. Searching for the flame
  4. Moving forward in the journey
  5. Ethics, values and boundaries
  6. Cultural competency
  7. Medication and treatment
  8. Structuring the environment for recovery
  9. Sharing and networking. 

Here’s what people say about the course:

"Since doing Mind's peer work course I’ve loved being in this role and I constantly refer to the workbook that you produced to guide my practice."

"The training gave clarity to our roles as peer support workers. We shared experiences with others with similar backgrounds. I was respected, understood and felt safe.”

Download the Professional Practice for Peer Workers: a five day professional development course flyer - This course has been postponed due to coronavirus public health measures, however it will be offered again in future. To have your name added to the waitlist for this course, please email learning@mindaustralia.org.au and we’ll be in touch once new dates are available. 

If you would like any more information about this course, we’d be delighted to help. Just email us at learning@mindaustralia.org.au or phone us on (03) 9455 7923.