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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth Of Australia - Vice Regal Patron

On 9th May 2014, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)Governor-General of the Commonwealth Of Australia accepted an invitation to become Vice Regal Patron of Peer Support Australia. it is an honour to be acknowledged as having the broadest representative, national significance, and are also servicing community needs with active and inclusive programs.

Our Ambassador, Peter Cousens has a new movie due to be released soon

FREEDOM, has begun it's journey to the cinema with the trailer. To see the trailer go to www.themoviefreedom.com
Peer Support Australia is very excited about his feature film FREEDOM, filmed in Connecticut USA starring Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler and Sharon Leal. The film will have its world premier in Australia on 21 August 2014.

Special Event Tuesday 4 November, 2014 - Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Hosted by Kerryn Baird, the NSW Premier's wife, the proceeds from this fabulous luncheon will be shared between Peer Support Australia and 4 northern beaches charities. Tell your friends, save the date and join us for the race that stops the nation. The location of the luncheon is in Manly, NSW, and seats/table reservations will be limited, so book in early. Enquiries for the luncheon, please email

Peer Support Australia has a new PO Box

Please note the address is: PO Box 7440 Warringah Mall NSW 2100
Our street address is unchanged: 2 Grosvenor Place Brookvale NSW 2100

Peter Cousens agrees to be our Ambassador

Peer Support Australia is so pleased to announce on 9th October 2013, Peter Cousens BDA (Acting) NIDA Producer/Director, Adjunct Associate Professor CQU accepted an invitation to become Ambassador of Peer Support Australia. Peter is proud of his work in providing opportunities for young people to develop connections and relationships. He looks forward to contributing in raising the awareness of the Peer Support Program as he believes in life affirming values based projects that promote family, community and human rights.

Sydney Morning Herald article published on 16 September 2013

Click here to view the article titled: "No blame' strategies work, but only vigilance beats the bullies

Turning Point Consulting, Educational programs to schools

NSW based, Turning Point Consulting deliver educational programs to primary schools, around building self esteem and confidence and secondary schools, around career guidance and planning for the future. Click here to go to Kathryn Taylor's website to read more

Bushlink - Schools & Community Projects

Peer Support are happy to promote the Bushlink project. This project will embrace the spirit of social inclusion from a grass roots level, by taking the Bushlink crew into schools (primary & secondary) to work alongside school students for the day. Click here to view their flyer for more information

Blacktown Advocate article on Peer Support

Published on 26 March 2013, Quakers Hill East Public School has been quoted to say they use the Peer Support Program to reinforce the need for children to respect others. School Principal, Ms Talintyre speaks highly of the program's outcomes for students. Click here to view the article titled: Students turn to each other for support

Dr Tim Sharp

Peer Support Australia is proud to announce on 12th June 2013, Dr Tim Sharp, Chief Happiness Officer, The Happiness Institute, Executive Coach & Clinical Psychologist, Consultant & Speaker, Adjunct Professor (UTS Business School & RMIT School of Health Sciences), accepted an invitation to become Ambassador of Peer Support Australia. Tim supports Peer Support Australia's vision to develop in young people a sense of personal responsibility for their own wellbeing, with the support of their peers and an informed and skilled community. Tim is one of Australia's leaders in positive psychology and happiness. click here to go to The Happiness Institute website & enjoy!

Peer Support Australia turns 30

Celebrating this significant milestone we are seeking stories from schools who have implemented the Peer Support Program during that time.

We are looking for memorable incidents that occurred as a result of the Peer Support Program, or stories about Peer Leaders who have done great things in the community.

This is a great opportunity to recount your story or their story. It could be either during time at school or after they have left school. It is our intention to honour some of these wonderful young people with a very special event later in the year.

These stories will be documented (with permission) on our Facebook page, website and newsletters.

Stories are welcome from both Primary and Secondary schools. Please see attached flyers for both and it would be appreciated if you would distribute the relevant flyer to staff and students.

The competition has closed but your story is most welcome.

We would also be interested in your help in identifying high profile Australians who have been Peer Support Leaders and who may be interested in being Ambassadors for the Peer Support Program.

Thank you for your support and please help us find students who have benefitted from the Peer Support Program.
Click here to see the Primary School Flyer
Click here to see the Secondary School Flyer

NSW Institute of Teachers

Peer Support Australia - NSW Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher/Professional Competence. Scope of Endorsement Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teach - Descriptors 3.5.2, 6.4.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 NSW Professional Teaching Standards at Professional Competence - Standards 4.2.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.4, 6.2.5 and 6.2.6

National Compact Partner

Peer Support Australia is proud to be a National Compact Partner supporting and committing to the National Compact's shared vision, purpose and principles. Click here to go to the National Compact website

Development and ongoing training of this website was made possible by support from the
James N Kirby Foundation and an infrastructure grant secured from the NSW Health funded
mental health NGOs Infrastructure Grants Program.

Peer Support workshops proceed regardless of industrial action.

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