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Centre of Excellence in Peer Support (CEPS) e-zine – June 2013 The e-zine of the Centre of Excellence in Peer Support (Mental Health) is sent out monthly, with past issues available on the Centre of Excellence website, Welcome to new subscribers. If you are not subscribed to receive the e-zine and would like to be, please email We invite contributions for future editions, including articles, news, events, positions vacant, publications and other items relevant to peer support work.

Welcome to the June edition of the CEPS e-zine. This month’s news includes details of several training opportunities coming up soon for peer support workers and managers: supervising peer workers, managing volunteers, and group facilitation skills. Mind’s Introduction to Peer Work course will also be running from 29 July – 2 August; more details will be available soon. CEPS receives numerous queries about available training for peer workers, and it is great to see these much-needed courses being developed and delivered. It is also great to see the Charter of Peer Support being used to aid the development of similar documents overseas. Canada’s Lived Experience and Recovery Network (LERN) will soon be releasing the Canadian Charter of Peer Support, which has been modeled after Victoria’s Charter. Read on for news of many more exciting peer support initiatives and opportunities.


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