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Authors: Suzanne Velarde and Coralie Flatters, WA

Year: 2014

Event: 2014 TheMHS Conference

Subject: book of proceedings 2014

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 978-0-9757653-9-5

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to outline the process of developing a peer work strategic framework for Western Australian Community Managed Mental Health Organisations (CMMHOs). It explores the development of the project through to the delivery of the final product and how the process and engagement with key stakeholders has shaped the framework. This framework focuses on four areas; defining peer work, peer worker support and development, system support for peer workers and developing the peer worker. It also includes an online toolkit of information and resources for service providers seeking information on peer work, particularly those interested in engaging with, or improving their engagement with, peer workers. The project provides a local context by mapping peer work in WA. This mapping exercise gives an unprecedented look at what is happening on the ground in Western Australia.

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