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Building Capacity in Peer Participation

Building Capacity in Peer Participation

Capacity building and training opportunities and resources for Peers seeking to work in the mental health sector

Intentional Peer Support (IPS)

A training framework for creating relationships where both people learn and grow together. IPS is used in community, peer support and human service settings and is a tool for community development. IPS is based on Shery Mead’s book Intentional Peer Support: An Alternative Approach.

PeerZone

PeerZone is a series of 20 three-hour peer-led workshops for people who experience mental distress and addiction. The workshops explore distress, recovery and major life domains. PeerZone trains and supports peer workers to be PeerZone facilitators and deliver the workshops to people using the services.

Mind Australia

Mind Australia offers an award-winning, five-day peer work training course that equips individuals with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours they need for peer support work in the mental health field. Candidates must already work or study in the mental health field.

Brook Red

Brook red offers training across the peer work journey for those hoping to move into peer work, new peer workers or more experienced peer workers. Brook Red facilitates Peer Zone, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and lived experience training and consulting.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have a lived experience of mental illness as a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles which support consumer peers or carer peers.

    My Mental Health

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

    Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.

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