Authors: Eric Richards, Michael Macokatic, Mathew Salen, Fay Jackson, Pamela Rutledge, NSW
Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference
Subject: RichmondPRA , Peer Workforce, Peer Operated Services , 2015 Conference Book of Proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Peer work is a rapidly growing profession within RichmondPRA and in response to this growth the organization has committed to affirmative action titled “Why not a Peer Worker?” This paper will provide an overview of our philosophy and will be presented together with a rationale for policies that promote strengths focused outcomes and a highly professional but compassionate workplace for Peer Workers and other workers with a lived experience without stigma and discrimination.