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Lived Experience (Peer) Work Skills

Brook RED offers workshops for peer workers at all stages of their career to develop and further their skills.

Our "Use of Self in Lived Experience Peer Work: Sharing Your Story" has been delivered to hundreds of individuals and provides a framework for sharing your lived experience in a considered and supportive manner.  


Other modules include:

  • "Contemporary Lived Experience Practice"

  • "Use of Self: Managing Wellbeing in Lived Experience Work"

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Applied Suicide Intervention 
Skills Training

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid.  ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.


Brook RED offers ASIST from a lived experience perspective.  We are able to come to your workplace to provide ASIST for groups over 10 people.

Contact us to discuss registering for ASIST or to arrange training for your workforce.

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Brook RED provides 3-day training for peer workers to become facilitators of PeerZone workshops. We also provide ongoing support and communities of practice for PeerZone facilitators.


Facilitator training can be provided in Brisbane or across Australia.  Click below to read more. ​

Peer Zone

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Dialogue Masterclass

Dialogue is a peer created and designed space for peer workers to connect, reflect, explore and strengthen Lived Experience practice. 


Dialogue Masterclasses are 90 minute webinars that bring you Lived Experience Leaders presenting on a topic that they are passionate about.

To view our treasure trove of past masterclass recordings and presentations click below.

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Belong Training is an award winning  program designed to increase capacity to create affirming spaces and practice when supporting and working with LGBTQIAP+ people. We hope to fill knowledge gaps and increase the confidence and skill of people to work with members of the LGBTQIAP+ community.

Belong is funded by the Brisbane South Primary Health Network (BSPHN) and is available at no cost for organisations and individuals who are living, working and volunteering in the BSPHN area. Please note that funded spots are limited and that there is a cost for this training outside of those funded spots.

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Our range of offerings for the peer workforce have been developed by people with extensive experience in peer work.


We are currently offering lived experience perspective supervision for lived experience practitioners, human service workers and peer workers in the mental health workforce.  


Brook RED Supervision
Lived Experience Perspective

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