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      Mental health peer support work: a five day training program in Heidelberg

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      February 18, 2019

      Monday   9:30 AM

      86-92 Mount Street
      Heidelberg, Victoria

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      Mental health peer support work: a five day training program

      This course is for people who have a lived experience of recovery from trauma, grief or loss,  or mental distress, experienced either directly or as part of their role as a carer or worker. Industries that use peer support include healthcare, community mental health, emergency services, military and police. Sharing a lived experience does not mean we’ve experienced the same life events: it means we’ve experienced the effects of mental distress, acknowledged that we’re on a journey of recovery and are building resilience in our own lives. Peer support is about using our experience as a basis to build safe spaces, create empathic relationships and support  others as equals. This professional development course is designed to create a safe space for people to share their lived experience and recovery, and to explore and develop professionally within this unique learning space. The course is facilitated by qualified peer practitioners with a lived experience who are currently working in the field. Please note: While every effort is made to provide a safe and supportive environment, people will be sharing their stories of ill-health and recovery. Stories may contain distressing elements for some people. Please ensure you are feeling robust enough to undertake the course at the time of commencement, while keeping in mind the cancellation timeline. If you have any concerns about this aspect of the course please contact us to discuss. Eligibility criteria: The course has been developed for people with a personal lived experience who are: employed as a peer support worker employed in mental health or community support roles and looking to explore other career opportunities volunteering or working casually in peer support; undertaking relevant study and have some understanding of peer work Mind Australia Limited's Community Mental Health Peer Practitioners other organisations with a peer workforce - please contact us for our group rate We reserve the right to refund your fee if you do not meet the above criteria. If you are unsure about your eligibilty please contact us to discuss. Course fees: $850.00. Full fee $440.00 Concession fee for holders of a current health care card (must bring health care card on the day) Course fees include: All workshop materials Catering For more information please download the course flyer from the Mind Australia Ltd website. Mind Australia Ltd Terms & Conditions of sale:  Ticket Sales: Ticket sales close 2 working days prior to the course date. Places are limited. There is no waitlist available. Refunds, Transfers and Cancellations: In the event of cancellation by Mind Australia Ltd: Mind Australia Ltd reserves the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule courses due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances. In these circumstances, a refund will be provided within 30 working days. Mind Australia is not responsible for accommodation, flights or other costs associated with attending the course in the event of such a cancellation. In the event of cancellation by the Customer: Anytime up to 7 days prior to the start date of the course you can cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund, or request a transfer to another scheduled session of the same course. For example, if the course starts on 8th of the month, you have until 1st of the month to be eligible for a full refund or transfer to another scheduled session. Requests for cancellation, or transfer to another scheduled session, made less than 7 days prior to the start date of the session will be declined.

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