Emerging areas of peer work

Peer Health Coaching is an initiative to improve the physical health of people experiencing mental health issues. Participants identify a physical health goal to work on as part of their recovery. Experienced peer workers, trained to become Peer Health Coaches, provide six one-hour sessions that can be delivered as a one-on-one or group program. SANE Australia partnered with Neami National to conduct a three-year pilot in Hurstville and Wollongong in NSW and in Heidelberg in Victoria, examining the effectiveness and impact of Peer Health Coaching on people’s health and wellbeing. The program is now available more widely.

Find out more – download ‘The case for peer work’