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

Where and When? Who? Description and Booking
Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge,
EH1 1ELWeekly for 5 weeks

Peer Workers and Volunteers.

People who would like to move into a Peer Work role or learn more about using their own experience of Recovery in an intentional way to accompany other people through their journey.

5 Day Peer Work Course
Session 1 – Recovery
Session 2 – Peer support relationships
Session 3 – Social exclusion, inequalities, stigma and trauma
Session 4 – Power, strengths and sharing your story
Session 5 – Confidentiality, communication and celebrationsCourse starting Tuesday 28 Jan

Book on here

Course starting Thursday 27 Feb

Book on here

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

Edinburgh Methodist Church 25 Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX

Thursday 13 February



This event is for peer workers who facilitate peer support groups

 Peer Support Group Work Skills

At this workshop we will be covering –

·         What a peer support group is (and isn’t)

·         Different formats for peer support groups

·         Group structure

·         Managing risk

·         Managing challenging dynamics

 Book on here


Grassmarket Project

86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA

Tuesday 25 February



Side by Side

The Power of Peer Support

Film screening and discussion

 Join us for the first public screening of Side by Side, a thought provoking new film on Peer Work in Edinburgh.

There will be a panel discussion and a chance for you to explore the ideas presented in the film and voice how you feel peer work in Edinburgh should be moving forward.

Book a free space here.