BEING Accredited Peer Supervisors

BEING – Mental Health Consumers has been working to develop a model of Peer Supervision for Peer Workers across NSW. The initial pilot program brought together 10 trainee Peer Supervisors who were trained, mentored, supported and undertook 20 hours of work placement as a Peer Supervisor. These trainees have now been credentialed as BEING Accredited Peer Supervisors and are available to be contacted to provide Peer Supervision work.

If you are interested in receiving Peer Supervision from one of the below BEING Accredited Peer Supervisors, please contact them directly through the supplied details.

For updates on BEING’s Peer Supervision program and opportunities to get involved in future, please keep an eye on this page as well as our Mad Monday Memo newsletter. For enquiries, contact

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About: Lindal has been a Peer Worker for 7 years, and has worked in mental health for 14 years. Throughout this time, she has worked as a Peer Worker in both Community Managed Organisations and for NSW Health.

Lindal currently manages a Peer led and staffed program for a Community Managed Organisation. She loves sharing with and learning from other peers.

Phone: 0400776862



About: Kylie has a background working in mental health for the last 12-15 years with non-government-organisations and NSW Health, providing non-clinical mental health support as a Team Leader and Senior Mental Health Peer Worker. She is passionate about supporting people on their recovery journey and to improve individual care based on shared lived experience, recovery, hope and empowerment.

Kylie has experience providing Peer Supervision, both individual and group, and regularly provides ongoing support and mentoring to peers and colleagues in their work. In addition, she feeds privileged to be part of the growing Peer Workforce across the Western NSW Local Health District.

Phone: 0428 228 097



About: Chris is an enthusiastic and upbeat peer worker with 9 years experience in the industry across various roles in the community non-government-organisation sector. This includes 6+ years of front line work in the community, specialised peer roles alongside GP/psychiatry liaison, and in management.

Currently working as a Specialist Peer Worker for Flourish Australia, Chris is designing and delivering programs and initiatives to enhance Lived Experience and Peer Work practice across the organisation.

Chris has a passion and focus on exploring self-reflection and self-care, higher peer work concepts, and how to apply a Lived Experience lens in all roles.


About: Vicki has worked in the mental health sector for over 25 years. She was one of the first peer workers in Australia. She has worked in a variety of peer settings such as hospital, community, suicide prevention, and education.

Vicki has extensive experience in multicultural mental health, coordinating consumer advocacy groups and pioneering a Speakers’ Bureau. She currently works at a Recovery and Wellbeing College as a Senior Peer Worker.

Vicki is passionate about authenticity. As a peer supervisor, she offers a compassionate space for reflection of peer work practice and development of authentic choices on a way forward.

Phone: 0424996590


About: Linda has been employed by Hunter New England Health since November 2005. For her, being a Peer Worker means using her mental health issues as a positive experience.

Linda loves what she does. She is still very passionate about mental health, and tries to never stop learning, and to embrace change.

Phone: 0427 507 264


About: Throughout her career, Suzanne has worked as a Peer Worker, Senior Peer Worker, and Manager of Peer Services in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Her qualifications include a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, Intentional Peer Support Training, Diploma of Frontline Management, and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training. Suzanne is also a trained Mental Health First Aid Responder.

Through her Peer Work, Suzanne has worked in various mental health settings, as part of the co-design of the planning and designing or a new mental health facility, and has collaborated with consumers and multidisciplinary teams.

Please note: Suzanne currently has a full caseload and cannot take on new supervisees as present.

About: Currently based in the Shoalhaven area, Matt has been a Peer Worker sine 2010. He has worked in both inpatient and community settings, and his experience includes with NSW Health and Community Managed Organisations.

Matt is passionate about seeing the peer workforce grow. He enjoys helping people solve problems and is non-judgmental. Matt is a good listener and a calm presence.

He became a Peer Supervisor as he has seen too many good people leave the peer workforce, and wants to use his skills and knowledge to help other Peer Workers.

Phone: 4421 8002 or 4429 1666



About: Mark is an Intentional Peer Support trained senior peer worker with ten years’ experience. He currently coordinates and supervises a team of more than twenty peer workers. Mark is passionate about appropriate peer practice and amplifying the lived experience voice.

Phone: 0428 314 706


About: Born and raised in Murringo, the land is in Butch Young’s blood. Butch has worked as a labourer in many areas of agriculture. A butcher by trade, he has turned his hand to many things including 20 years’ service in the RFS, ten years in hospitality as a barman and manager of an international backpackers in Tasmania.

Schizophrenia prevented completion of a degree in social work and a promising career in the navy, yet Butch’s passion is now peer work. Butch worked with Hunter New England Local Health District from 2003-2008 and SNSW Local Health District since 2008. He has extensive experience in inpatient units, and in community work settings. Butch was on-the-ground Mental Health Commander at Hanging Rock Batemans Bay during the Black Summer of 2019/20.

Phone: 0407 021 875

About: Beate has been a peer worker and a consumer advocate for 13 years now.

Progressing to NSW Health in 2006, she began in Community for SESLHD and now is at SNSWLHD as a Peer Advocate for all inpatient units. Beate does this by walking with people in the acute, rehab and elders’ units, by having conversations, running recovery groups and providing the space to be real and understood. Included in her role is working with the various teams for better outcomes for people who reach out for help.

For Beate, supervision is about exploring work and any other concerns that peer workers face. She wants peer workers to leave supervision knowing that they do good work, and remaining open to learning and exploring.

Phone: 0405 160 054