The unique lived experience that peer workers contribute is vital to developing, implementing and evaluating recovery approaches for mental health consumers and carers. We understand and respect the historical context of the consumer and carer movement and support a workforce that embraces a philosophical, ethical and value based approach to peer work.
The diversity of peer work roles within Worklink includes peer support officer, peer support workers and consumer reference group. Further role development is encouraged as the peer perspective is vital to the advance of recovery approaches. Peer work approaches influence all program and policy development at Worklink.