The Peer Collaborative is a network of support for Peer Workers in Edinburgh.  We provide opportunities for training, peer volunteering, development and career progression.

What we do

The Peer Collaborative provides learning and development events in Edinburgh. We also keep people up to date with Peer Support services in Edinburgh and developments in Peer Work through our monthly newsletter as well as through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Read the most recent update here or any of the old newsletters here.

Upcoming events

When and where? Who is this for?  Description and booking

Thursday 12 December


The Salisbury Centre

2 Salisbury Road


EH16 5AB


Building Hope in Difficult Times

Nic Saunders is the founder of Living Warriors, a peer support group based in Edinburgh for survivors of attempted suicide. In the first half of this session Nic will share her own story of hope and of how Living Warriors came to be. In the second half she will facilitate a craft session in which you will begin to build your own wellbeing box to hold what helps to bring you hope and healing when it’s needed.

Refreshments are provided.

At each Peer Collaborative event we will focus on one of the Peer Work values. At this final values based event we will be looking at Hope.

Book a space here.


Tuesdays 21, 28 Jan; 4, 11, 18 Feb 2020


Augustine United Church


(accessible building)

People should be either living, working or volunteering in Edinburgh in order to attend this course and complete the PDA through the Peer Collaborative.


If you live in the Lothians or The Borders please get in touch for courses and qualification closer to you.

5 Day Peer Work Course 

5 session course for people who would like to develop their Peer Work practice.

You can book yourself on here.

Session 1 – Develop understanding of recovery

Session 2 – Develop knowledge and an understanding of peer support relationships

Session 3 – Trauma, inequalities and stigma

Session 4 – Power, strengths and sharing your story

Session 5 – Confidentiality, communication and celebrations


Following the course attendees will have the opportunity to complete a PDA in Mental Health Peer Support at SCQF level 7