Introduction to Peer Work

Professional Development Series


Sharing Lived Experience to support wellbeing

Peer workers use their experience to facilitate recovery and wellbeing. They also bridge gaps between supports provided by other professionals and influence the culture and practice of services.

Be at the forefront of peer workforce development with this exciting new two day workshop in consumer and carer peer work from MHCC.

Who is this For?

  • Consumers and carers wanting to work in peer roles in future
  • New to a peer work role
  • Anyone considering undertaking the full Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Professional Development Course Fee

MHCC Members Non-members


What others have said about this course

“I not only left with increased knowledge but confidence and pride as a peer support worker.”

“[This] training provided me with a greater understanding of peer work and I gained practical skills—Immediately after this training, I was able to apply theory into practice.”

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Face-to-face Workshops

This qualification requires attendance at 2 full-day face-to-face training sessions.*

Statement of Participation

A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

*Subject to change. Training requirements will be confirmed upon enrolment.

  • What is peer work and peer support?
  • Philosophy, principles, ethics and values of peerwork
  • Understand how peer work supports consumer recovery and carer wellbeing
  • „„Explore the benefits of peer work for people, families, workers, organisations and community
  • „„Purposeful storytelling from a consumer or carer perspective
  • Share and learn from others with lived experience