Workshop for the development of a Peer Workforce Framework

Published on 16 Nov 2021

The Mental Health Commission’s Peer Workforce Project aims to guide the development of a thriving state-wide consumer, family and carer Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce across the mental health (including suicide prevention) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) sectors.

The Project will define, within a Western Australian context, the fundamental values and principles that determine what is required to develop a thriving mental health and alcohol and other drug peer workforce.

The Project will develop a practical guide (Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce Framework) for organisations who employ or are looking to employ, retain and benefit from Peer Workers.

The Framework will outline required supports, training, supervision and career and progression pathways for Peer workers and people wanting to become Peer Workers.

An extensive consultation process with stakeholders from both the mental health and AOD sectors is currently underway including significant involvement from Consumers, Family/Carers, Peer Workers and Service Providers (including clinical divisions that employ peer workers).


As part of this process, a gallery style workshop to be held on 30 November 2021.

Registrations for the upcoming ‘All of Stakeholder In the Frame’ Lived Experience (Peer) workshop is now open and the link can be found here!

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm, this is a ‘Gallery’ style workshop and through the above registration link, you are invited to nominate a suitable timeslot.  

Location: Claisebrook Design Community – 25 Gladstone St, Perth, near Claisebrook Train Station.

A participation payment of $112.50 [3 hours @ $37.50] in line with the Mental Health Commission’s Paid Participation Policy will be offered to eligible participants.

If you have any questions regarding the Project or the workshop including payment, please don’t hesitate to contact Louise or Phoebe by emailing

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