Management of Workers with Lived Experience

Create a supportive and safe workplace for your workers.

This training is for managers who support a Peer workforce, building on the Mental Health in the Workplace 1 Day course.

Discover the many benefits that Peer work brings to an organisation and the people they support, including the value of knowledge gained from lived experience and storytelling.  Explore how to promote the use of lived experience in a way that respects peer workers and promotes their wellbeing.

Learn about purpose of peer work and the principles that guide peer work practice so that these can guide your recruitment and supervision. Discuss ways of responding to possible challenges such as stigma in the workplace, stress associated with the Peer work role and the response of other workers.

Consider a variety of professional development opportunities for peer workers and build skills in having sensitive conversations about worker mental health.

Prelearning This training requires a level of assumed knowledge that is covered by the content in the Mental Health in the Workplace training. MHCC strongly recommends you complete the Mental Health in the Workplace training before attending this course.

Who is this for?
  • Managers of Peer workers and people with lived experience
  • People who support Peer workers

All of MHCCs professional development training is available for delivery on site at your premises. Alternatively, MHCC can tailor a course to suit your specific requirements, contact us to find out more

Course fee

MHCC Members Non-members
$232 $297

Completion Options

Face-to-face Workshops
This workshop requires attendance at 1 full-day face-to-face training session.

Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.

Course content

  • Understanding the Peer work role
  • Opportunities for Peer workers and the organisation
  • Responding to challenges such as stigma and stress
  • Advising on professional development
  • Talking with a peer worker about their mental health