Peer Support Australia

  • Freedom - a great movie, produced and directed by our Ambassador Peter Cousents

    Published 2014-07-08 04:33:04 UTC by Sharon

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    Coming to Hoyts on 21 August, an amazing story starring Bernhard Forcher as the captain of a slave trader who undergoes a radical transformation in his quest for freedom. Find out more about the FREEDOM story click here

  • Our new Patron

    Published 2014-06-11 06:37:20 UTC by Sharon

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    We are very excited that on 9th May 2014, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) accepted an invitation to become Vice Regal Patron of Peer Support Australia. We thank our past Vice Regal Patron, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce for her support and we look forward to working with Sir Peter Cosgrove in the future.

  • Welcome

    Published 2014-02-18 22:52:10 UTC by Sharon

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    Peer Support Australia.

    I hope you like our new logo and our new portal. This is an exciting new venture for Peer Support Australia and will help us to provide an even more efficient service to our schools. The portal will eventually have a blog and a chat room where you can ask questions and share your experiences of the Peer Support Program.

    Thank you to the sponsors advertising on this site, whose support will help with future development.

    If schools are interested in developing their own landing page and intranet, please contact Lisa Dedden at lisa.dedden@vcnww.com. There is no charge for this service and may even result in an income stream for your school.

    - Click here Peer Support Australia to go to our website.

  • Meet the Staff

    Published 2014-02-18 22:52:30 UTC by Sharon

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    Hi, I'm Sharon. General Manager of Peer Support Australia. It has been my privilege to work with this great organisation and this wonderful team of staff for almost 15 years. The daily testimonials we receive, regarding the great outcomes schools are experiencing, make coming to work every day a pleasure. The one below from Waikerie Primary School, South Australia is just an example.

    "We wanted a program that would have the following outcomes:


    • See our R-7 students form a bond that would take them through their Primary Years
    • Student leaders playing a more active role in school life
    • Group members recognising, interacting and helping each other in the playground
    • Build on independence, but also encourage positive group skills
    • Half an hour per week of fun activities, giving kids the opportunity to laugh, (something that some of them don’t do much),
    while at the same time reinforcing our school values of Care, Confidence, Honesty, Persistence, Respect and Responsibility

    These outcomes are being achieved as Peer Support becomes embedded in our weekly routine."


    Waikerie Primary School, South Australia
    Click here Peer Support Australia to go to our website.

  • New Education Consultant

    Published 2014-06-11 06:31:15 UTC by Sharon

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    Say hello to Rosemary. Rosemary is our newest Education Consultant and we welcome her to our team.

    Rosemary Cornick comes from a lengthy career in education spanning the State, Independent & Private sector at both Secondary & Primary levels. Specialising in PDHPE and Sport her commitment to the students has been primarily concerned with developing well-grounded students through the development of life skills and well being. Rosemary looks forward to supporting you in the future.

    If you want to find out more click here Peer Support Australia to go to our website.

  • The Administration Team

    Published 2014-02-18 22:52:57 UTC by Sharon

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    Meet Jessica, Peter and Josie, our administration team. These happy, smiling people are the ones who will process your orders, despatch your resources, ensure you are registered on our workshops and are available to provide information as required or to direct you to the relevant Consultant for your school. Call them on 02 9905 3499 or click here Peer Support Australia to go to our website.

  • The Education Team

    Published 2014-03-13 00:09:56 UTC by Sharon

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    Brenda, Lindsey and Miranda are the friendly faces you will meet when attending our Implementation workshops. All are experienced educators who will do everything possible to help your school run a great Peer Support Program. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call them. Workshop dates are now available for 2014. To find one to suit you, and to book online, just click here Peer Support Australia to go to our website or call us on 02 9905 3499.

  • About us

    Published 2014-02-18 22:54:01 UTC by Sharon

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    The mission of Peer Support Australia is to provide school communities with an evidence, based, peer led approach to enhance the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people. Its vision is to enable young people to make informed and skilled contributions to their communities.

    The Peer Support Program is integrated into curricula and sustained through all year groups. It supports positive cultural change within schools by incorporating a range of strategies developed through collaboration with members of the whole school community for the specific needs of the school.

    The Peer Support Program is a peer led, universal intervention and preventative mental health program which has been operating in both primary and secondary schools in Australia since 1973.

    Click here Peer Support Australia to go to our website.

  • Our values - leadership, connections and skills

    Published 2014-02-18 22:54:26 UTC by Sharon

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    The Peer Support Program develops