Training for peer workers and volunteers — Training for peers facilitated by peers
Being a peer worker or volunteer is important work. NUAA’s Professional Boundaries Training will give you the tools needed to feel confident when setting professional boundaries. You will learn:
• What boundaries are and why they are important
• How to navigate peer boundaries in your role.
• Techniques for self-reflection and self-care
Gina Bell joined NUAA in June 2019 as a Coordinator of DanceWize NSW as a peer to the festival community .
Gina has a background in social work, currently studying a Masters in Social Work at the University of Sydney. She has held roles in disability, mental health and suicide prevention since 2012, working with caseloads of individuals and families to promote well being and empowerment, within a range of challenges including domestic violence, trauma, disability, homelessness, suicide and other challenges.
Melanie Joyce volunteered on the board of NUAA before joining the team in 2017 Melanie’s current role is Peer Support Coordinator. Before coming to NUAA, Melanie worked in the community sector at Lou’s Place as team leader and Dual Diagnosis Case Worker, working to meet women at their point of need, such as being homeless, escaping domestic violence or wanting a shower and something to eat. Melanie also has experience working in a Drug and Alcohol residential setting.
For more information, please call Melanie at 8354 7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is International Volunteers Day. NUAA is blessed with a whole network of great volunteers who help staff our NSP and contribute in many other ways — we thank them all for their role in fulfilling our missions of advancing the rights of people who use drugs.
Today is Human Rights Day around the world. People Who Use Drugs have rights, which are frequently violated here and around the world. We note that NUAA’s vision statement is “Advancing the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs illicitly in NSW” and will continue to work to make this vision a reality.