About the Course
Peer support workers are not just people who have experienced mental health or substance use challenges, or parented a child with behavioral health challenges. Peer supporters are people who have experienced recovery and resiliency, and have a message of hope to share. This journey of discovery is not about the challenges you have faced; it is about the strengths you found within yourselves to overcome challenges, to reclaim a full life and a healthy family.
The Health Care Authority's (HCA) Peer Support Program trains and qualifies behavioral health consumers as certified peer counselors (CPCs). By "behavioral health" we mean both mental health and substance use disorder consumers.