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New PhD scholarship on peer support workers

Posted on: Tue 3 Dec 2019

A new UniSA PhD scholarship supported by UnitingSA will explore the role that peer support workers, who have lived experience of mental illness, play in helping others access services and supports.

It coincides with the State Government’s new Mental Health Services Plan that was released in November 2019, which emphasises the importance of putting lived experience workforce at the centre of service delivery.

Margie Fahy, Executive Manager of Community Services at UnitingSA and Nicholas Procter, Professor of Mental Health at the University of South Australia, speak to Small Change‘s Lisa Burns about the project.

Produced by Lisa Burns

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