What’s happening in Peer Work

Here is some information and links to current mental health peer work initiatives:

Northern NSW Local Health District has developed some information for their peer workers and other staff which they’ve agreed to share on this website. The Orientation Booklet is primarily developed for Peer Support Workers to complement general orientation processes but is also designed to be accessible as a resource for all staff. The Information fact sheet is for general staff to introduce the Peer Work Positions.

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David Stone reflects on his experiences as a peer worker at Bloomfield Hospital in his Mental Health Peer Support Unit Analyses report.

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Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has an online resource which explores the benefits of Youth Peer Work.

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NSW Health has produced a fact sheet on the Peer Workforce in NSW