The Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program, also known as the Mind Recovery College®, helps participants to build a more positive, connected and purposeful life through short courses designed to build knowledge, skills and awareness.
The Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program (GBPRSP) bridges the gap between mental health services and education, assisting people to develop knowledge and skills to use in their mental health recovery journey.
About the Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program
Participants identify their own learning needs and choose from a suite of courses, which are delivered by facilitators who use their mental health lived experience and recovery to inform their teaching.
Delivered both face-to-face and online, the Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program offers structured courses and social recreational activities across a range of areas and interests. Courses vary in length, and are constantly reviewed and adapted to respond to the needs and interests of participants.
This program covers topics such as self-care, parenting with mental illness, understanding addictive behaviour, skills for life and work, and communication and relationships.
The Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program is funded by Queensland Health.
Who is the Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program for?
This program is for people aged 18+ who are experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges and are from the Cairns and surrounding regions.
How do I register my interest in the Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program?
Participants who access the Individual Recovery Support Program in Cairns can also access the Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program. Contact your Mind worker or your key clinician at Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service for more information.
Why choose Mind for psychosocial support?
Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges in Australia every year.
Mind partners with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing challenges to live in the community.
Mind is one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services.
We are a leading employer of people with lived experience of mental ill-health, recognising their unique ability to connect with and motivate clients and guide recovery.
What do Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program clients and carers say?
“I find the course environment welcoming and relaxing. A place to meet new people experiencing similar problems and to talk about how they cope. The friendly staff are helpful and caring.” – anonymous.