PDA Mental Health Peer Support course goes digital!

23rd June 2020

Want to get a qualification in mental health peer support but live too far away from anywhere delivering the course?

This Personal Development Award is now being delivered online by the University of the Highlands and Islands (Perth Campus). Registration is open for starting the course in August 2020 with a second intake in January 2021.

Developed by the Scottish Recovery Network and Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) this course has been specifically designed to equip students with the learning and values necessary to utilise their own experiences to support others recovering from mental illness.

Other peer support learning opportunities

There are other organisations in Scotland offering the PDA Mental Health Peer Support course. Please contact them directly to see what plans they have regarding remote/local access:

Health in Mind who work across the Lothians and Borders provide a range of opportunities in peer support that can lead to the PDA.

You might also be interested in the Scottish Recovery Network’s free peer support resources


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