Peer workers are playing a vital role in mental health consumers’ recovery sharing their experiences and personal journeys to help others.
NSLHD now has 29 peer workers who come from all walks of life offering their valuable lived experiences to consumers and carers of mental health.
Peer workers are part of the mental health workforce and not only provide mentoring to consumers and carers, they also form part of the multi-disciplinary teams treating consumers.
Recently Chief Executive Deb Willcox met with the peer workers who work across the clinical and community services.
"We have 20 consumer peer workers who work in services to support the recovery of the consumers. By providing their lived experience they help in the person’s recovery journey," Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Engagement Manger Francesca Congilo said.