MercyCare is facilitating a free, 10-week Youth Peer Pathways course for people aged 18 to 25 years across Perth.
The workshop is designed for young people with lived experience of issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, mental health challenges, grief, loss, chronic illness and becoming a carer.
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.”
The 10-week program will begin on May 3 and run until August 4.
A course information session will be held on Wednesday, April 14 from 11am-12.30pm for anyone interested in joining the program.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost – Free
- Held Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- Course Dates:
- May 3 to August 4
- 10-15 places available