The Bradfield Park Carers Program is looking to initiate a Carer Peer Support Network. Currently we are taking expressions of interest from carers who may be interested to attend training for voluntary Peer Support roles.
Contact us if you would like to know more. We will soon hold a meeting to gauge support and availability to attend training. Thank you to everyone who has responded already.
The Business Case for Peer Support1
In Australia the mental health peer workforce is growing. There are increasing opportunities for both paid and voluntary peer workers in the public, non-government, not for profit and private sectors. The need for peers to fill these roles has increased as organisations come to recognize the value of engaging workers who have lived experience with the mental health system as consumers and carers.