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MercyCare’s unique youth-centred program returns for a second round

The Youth Peer Pathways workshop is designed for young people aged 18 to 25 with lived experience of issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, mental health challenges, grief, loss, chronic illness and becoming a carer.

The pilot program wrapped in August and was a huge success, with seven young people now eager to further their studies in youth and peer support work.

MercyCare Youth Accommodation and Tenancy Co-ordinator Kirsty McGeachy encouraged young people with similar lived experience and an interest in supporting others to apply.

“This is a great opportunity for a young person looking to get into peer work, advocacy or community services,” Ms McGeachy said.

“It is an industry-approved course that will help young people build confidence they need to safely share their personal life experience to help others.

“Youth Peer Pathways is for young people who want to step into mentorship and advocacy, and also to enhance their overall personal and professional skills within the peer support environment.”

MercyCare’s second Youth Peer Pathways course begins in September.

course information session will be held on Wednesday, August 11 from 11am-12.30pm for anyone interested in joining the program.

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  • Cost – Free
  • Held Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Course Dates:
    • September 15 to November 18
  • 10-15 places available