The Charter of Peer Support

The “Charter of Peer Support” The Victorian Mutual (Peer) Support Self Help Network has just published the “Charter of Peer Support”.

This document has been developed by men and women and their family members who have lived through a range of mental health issues. They have come from six specialist Peer Support organisations. The core value underpinning the Charter is: “Peer Support is intrinsic to mental health and total wellbeing”

The Charter reflects the importance that the writers place on Peer Support, and the value that this service provides in the continuum of care of consumers and carers experiencing mental health issues at any time in their life. The Charter highlights the cost effectiveness of Peer Support and provides understanding of its power in both prevention and recovery.

John will review the Charter and highlight its implications for Organisations, for Mental Health Service Providers, and for Federal and State Governments. 

John Pernu Branch Manager GROW (Vic), GROW (Tas), “GROW-Better Together”
 3rd Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium
“Impacts & Outcomes” – Mercure, Ballarat 14th – 16th November 2011

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