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.
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).
Successful completion of the PDA may lead to opportunities for employment as a Peer Supporter.
Part time (day)
Applied Life Studies