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Health Peer Educators wanted

The Sydney Local Health District is recruiting and training 15 Waterloo residents to join the Waterloo Peer Education Program as Peer Educators, to deliver health information workshops.

The project is about health and wellbeing, sharing knowledge about staying healthy.

Research tells us that education delivered by peers is better received and understood by the local community – so this is your chance to have an impact. Topics will include understanding mental health, drug and alcohol issues, how to stay healthy, helping someone in an emergency, making sure your neighbour is OK, and how to get support when you need it.

Becoming a Waterloo Peer Educator

  • We will provide you training in a short series of workshops.
  • On completing the training, have a say in which information to share with the local community in the form of education sessions.
  • You will be paid an allowance for each session.

Shane Brown, Healthy Living Program Manager at Sydney Local Health District, will coordinate the project. Shane is the Health Navigator for Waterloo, and you may have met him at Redfern Health Centre or Counterpoint Community Services on Wednesdays.

Contact Shane Brown on 0408 257 986 or Shane.brown1@health.nsw,gov.au

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Authorised by Dr Teresa Anderson AM, Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District.

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Remember! COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.

Everyone in NSW aged 5 years and over is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Speak to your GP or pharmacist, or find an appointment with the vaccine clinic finder: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/booking/

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