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.


Professional Development Award in Mental Health Peer Support

Following on from our 5 day Peer Work Course, you can now complete a Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support. The PDA recognises, develops and celebrates the skills of those currently working and volunteering in peer support roles and those wishing to get their first peer support role.

The course and PDA are both free to attend/complete and equips students with the knowledge, skills and values which are necessary to carry out this role with confidence.

Support is offered throughout the course and evidence of learning and its application to your practise is offered through written evidence.


Courses and Workshops

Where and When? Who? Description and Booking
7 April
Augustine United Church

41 George IV Bridge  EH1 1EL

22 April
The Crannie
9 Cranston Street  EH8 8BE

2 July
Health in Mind

40 Shandwick Place

Weekly for 5 weeks

Peer Workers/ 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 celebrations

Course starting Tuesday 7 April
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Course starting Wednesday 22 April
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Course starting Thursday 2 July
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This venue has stairs and may not be accessible to everybody – sorry