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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Training resources

Note: these materials were developed for course number CHC42912 which has been superseded by course number CHC43515. Organisations wishing to deliver the CHC43515 course are welcome to update the materials below to support their delivery of the course. 

Mental Health coordinating council, the peak body for mental health community services in NSW, have developed training material to assist anyone who is delivering the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.  These resources can also be used by peer workers who deliver training as part of their role.

The training covers:
• History and philosophy of peer work
• Different understanding on mental illness
• Sharing lived experience
• Rights and peer work
• Ethical practice
• Understanding self and others
• Self-care
• Approaches to peer work (strengths and values-based practice)
•  Providing individual support for recovery
• Helping individuals, carers and families navigate the system
• Collaborative risk management
• Facilitating peer support groups
• Contributing to quality and continuous improvement
• Peer friendly evaluation and research methods.