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Peer Work materials

12 March 2015

The National Mental Health Commission is pleased to release the first batch of Mental Health Peer Work training and assessment materials, for registered training organisations (RTOs) across Australia to use. 

These allow RTOs to deliver the Mental Health Peer Work qualification for the consumer and carer peer workforce.

The first three modules for The Foundations of Mental Health Peer Work can be downloaded from the National Mental Health Commission website at: www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/peerwork.

The peer workforce is arguably the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia. Based on international evidence and identified sector need, the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) developed the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work to meet the needs of this emerging workforce.

The Commission has funded Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) to develop training materials that support and enhance the delivery of the Certificate IV. This project has been coordinated by the Mental Health Coordinating Council on behalf of CMHA.

The development of the resources was informed by broad consultation and national advisory groups including carer and consumer peer workers and services who support peer workforce.  

The Commission thanks everyone who has dedicated their time and expertise to this project. In particular, we acknowledge and thank CMHA for their collaborative efforts and skill, dedication and determination in producing these high quality products.

The remaining resources will be released on the National Mental Health Commission website following their pilot.

For more information and to access the first batch of training materials visit www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/peerwork.

"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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