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The Peer Collaborate has produced a short film discussing the value of lived experience and peer work. The film features peer workers based in Edinburgh sharing their experience of this approach to mental health support and the potential future they see for this powerful approach to recovery.

The Peer Collaborative is a network based in Edinburgh. It is for people who are peer workers (paid and voluntary), who would like to become a peer worker, want to use a peer support service or just want to understand this approach better – all are welcome. 

We are passionate about promoting Peer Work as a unique and powerful way of aiding mental health recovery. We are very happy for people to use these films for educational and social media purposes in order to promote better understanding of Peer Work and its values. We just ask that the Peer Collaborative be credited when doing so.

The organisations who have partnered to form the Peer Collaborative are Health in Mind, Penumbra, CAPS, Cyrenians, SAMH, Bipolar Scotland, Edinburgh Carers Council, Carr Gomm and NHS Lothian. The Peer Work Values featured in the film were developed by The Scottish Recovery Network.