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https://www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz/qualifications-and-courses/nz2470-new-zealand-certificate-in-health-and-wellbeing-level-3-support-work/ The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Support Work will prepare you to work within the mental health, addictions and disability sectors. This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide a person-centred approach that maximises independence. You will be capable of workingContinue Reading

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/former-afp-psychologists-call-for-agency-to-reinstate-peer-support-program-20170331-gvb3o4.html Former Australian Federal Police psychologists are calling on the agency to reinstate a peer support program they say was crucial to internal mental health support. The push is supported by mental health experts and the federal police union. Lacey Clews and Heidi Horvath were psychologists with the AFP forContinue Reading

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_support The effectiveness of peer support is believed to derive from a variety of psychosocial processes described best by Mark Salzer in 2002:[2] social support, experiential knowledge, social learning theory, social comparison theory and the helper-therapy principle.[3] Social support is the existence of positive psychosocial interactions with others with whomContinue Reading

4.2 Relationships with clinicians: Two salient issues for peer supporters are the relationship they have with clinicians, and the attitude of clinicians towards peer support. When asked what are the main issues for peer support, almost two thirds of our participants mentioned the need for more recognition of peer supportContinue Reading

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/07/20/sexual_assault_survivor_shares_her_story_of_healing_on_reddit_then_the_trolls.html Underneath, the entire thread is largely support and encouragement, with other survivors—and their spouses or friends—explaining that recovery isn’t just possible, but manageable. People tell their own stories and share tips about how to have sexual interaction without pushing any of a survivor’s buttons. Despite the ample media andContinue Reading

ONE News has learned that at least one of the dozens of peer support workers in communities, clinics and psych wards around the country has killed someone. The peer role requires “lived experience” in mental health, including people sectioned by the court for taking a life – that is, acquittedContinue Reading