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Peer Community (Edinburgh)

A network of support for Peer Workers in Edinburgh.

The Peer Community brings people together to reflect on and develop peer practice in Edinburgh. It is for anybody with an interest in Peer Work. Whether you are a peer worker, would like to become one, want to use a peer service or want to understand this approach better – everyone is welcome.

Peer Workers are people with lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery who then intentionally use this experience to accompany others through their recovery.

The Peer Community is a part of Thrive and organised by The Peer Partnership, a partnership between Health in Mind and CAPS

You can keep up-to-date with Peer Support services in Edinburgh and developments in Peer Work by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Facebook and Twitter

Our upcoming course and workshop dates can be found here.

Professional Development Award in Mental Health Peer Support

Following on from our 5 day Peer Work Course, you can now complete a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support. The PDA recognises, develops and celebrates the skills of those currently working and volunteering in peer support roles and those wishing to get their first peer support role.

The course and PDA are both free to attend/complete and equips students with the knowledge, skills and values which are necessary to carry out this role with confidence.

Support is offered throughout the course and evidence of learning and its application to your practice is offered through written evidence.

Side by Side: The Power of Peer Support

You can watch our film, Side by Side: The Power of Peer Support below. You can also watch further individual stories on our YouTube channel. 

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