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New Qualification: Mental Health Peer Work

Starting in July 2015, the Australian Institute of Social Relations will offer a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. Peer work is a vital role within the mental health workforce. It involves the delivery of services by workers who have a lived experience of mental illness as a consumer or carer who are living well and wish to use their lived experience to assist others towards recovery and improve service delivery.

“The peer workforce is arguably the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia,” says Mental Health Peer Work educator Karen Bull. “Many long term job seekers are people with a mental illness who would benefit from the opportunity to gain employment and use their skills.”

This training aims to build confidence in peer workers around the skills and knowledge appropriate for work in the mental health field. The course is also designed to create a safe space for those with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery.

To find our more information or to enrol in our Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, please phone 08 8245 8100 or click here.

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