OPDI training has been the door that has opened meaningful work and a fulfilling life. The training led me through a process of introspection that contributed to my growth as a person and equipped me for the work I found through the internship. OPDI training has played a significant role in my journey of recovery on so many levels. I am truly grateful.
“My training experience was top-notch. I learned so much. It affirmed for me that I want to support others in their recovery, and also make positive contributions to the health system.”
Past formal training was a lot less [consumer/survivor] focussed.
The “trauma informed” and “community minded” were great supplements to my training.
I have previously taken a peer support course – I found this course more intense, more informative and I liked the fact that we were assigned homework which had to be handed in.
My local training was …more prescriptive, more didactic, more of “listen while the trainer lectures”. This was more interactive or creative.
It was a great experience. I feel that I have learned a lot, I have more confidence to provide peer support.
Before this training, I did not know anything about peer support. I now have a great passion to become a certified peer support[er] and I recognise the uniqueness of help I can bring to my peers.