Wellways peer education programs provide an opportunity for people who experience mental health issues, as well as their families, friends and carers, to learn about mental health and recovery. The programs are held in a group setting and led by people who have a lived experience of mental health issues and recovery. This lived experience of both the peer leader and participants is central to group and individual learning.

Peer education programs are run nationally through Wellways and other partner organisations.

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Peer education programs for people experiencing mental health issues

My Recovery

A ten-session peer education program developed to support participants in developing new ways to improve social and emotional wellbeing. A two-session education program is also available.

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Wellways to Work

A six-session peer education designed to support people with a lived experience who are interested in taking steps towards work and/or study.

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Peer education for families, friends and carers

Building a Future

An eight-session education program designed to assist family, friends and carers in maintaining their own wellness and supporting the recovery of their loved one.  A two-session education program is also available.

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Duo and Duo

Duo is a six-session peer education program designed to assist family members, friends and carers who provide support to someone with a dual diagnosis (mental health issues and alcohol and/or other drug use). A two-session education program is also available.

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Why choose Wellways?

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Lived experience

The programs are held in a group setting and led by people who have a lived experience of mental health issues and recovery. This lived experience of both the peer leader and participants is central to group and individual learning.

Our peer education programs are based on the most up-to-date research on mental health, treatment, recovery and support options. You will learn skills and strategies designed to improve social and emotional wellbeing.

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Evidence-based

Wellways peer education programs are evidence-based. Each program has been evaluated in partnership with leading Australian universities, including La Trobe and Swinburne, and have proven to enable substantial outcomes for participants, including stigma reduction, an increased sense of belonging, improved health and an increased sense of empowerment. 

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Trusted

Two of our programs, Building a Future and My Recovery have both received Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Service Achievement Awards.

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If you require more information, please contact Wellways on 1300 111 400.