Mental Health Peer Support (PDA)

UHI Perth


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Peer support workers in the mental health sector, often now acknowledged as ‘experts by experience’, offer a unique insight and understanding that can only be gained through having been there yourself.

This course has been specifically developed to equip students with the learning and values necessary to utilise their own experiences to support others recovering from mental illness.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements, although applicants should have personal experience of mental health problems and be able to provide evidence of good written and oral communication skills (SCQF Level 5 or above).

Progression Routes

Successful completion of the PDA may lead to opportunities for employment as a Peer Supporter.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

12 weeks


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level