Heather is a Mental Health Commissioner in South Australia and over a dedicated career, has participated in the development of the National Qualification for Peer workers.
She’s also assisted in co-designing the resources for the Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work and worked with the SA Mental Health Coalition to bring the qualification to SA.
Heather is a strong advocate for consumers living with mental health issues at a local, state and National level. She was an inaugural member of the National Consumer and Carer Register, and now a member of the National Consumer & Carer Forum.
On today’s episode, Heather discusses the role or peer work, the development of peer work training and her a-ha moments that have led to huge process and structure changes for the sector.
It's wonderful to see Heather on the podcast – welcome Heather.