Following the success of our Peer Initiative IGNITION Program, we launched BEYOND IGNITION!

This six-month program supported new and existing Peer Leaders to launch or grow their Mental Health Peer Initiative within Inner West Sydney.

We believe that people with lived experience of mental distress and recovery are uniquely placed to develop and establish initiatives that aim to assist others experiencing psychological and emotional challenges.

BEYOND IGNITION assisted Peer Leaders who had recently launched a Peer Initiative, and those who have been running a Peer-run Organisation for years, to develop their knowledge, build their confidence, and grow the network they need to create and build the Peer Initiative they envision.

BEYOND IGNITION kicked off in September 2016 and wrapped up in February 2017.

Contact us if you are interested in being involved in future programs like BEYOND IGNITION.

Here's what was included in the BEYOND IGNITION Program:



Connect with like-minded people in a small and supportive environment at our casual, evening networking events. A great opportunity to get involved in someone else's Peer Initiative, or to meet others who want to assist you!

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Develop your leadership skills and tackle the challenges you encounter implementing your Peer Initiative, with the assistance of personalised coaching.

monthly WORKSHOps

Apply new ideas and knowledge directly to your Peer Initiative through interactive, action-oriented workshops focusing on inspiring, funding, marketing, leading, expanding and growing your Peer Initiative. 



Share your successes and challenges, and learn from others' experiences, at a monthly get-together held on the same day as each workshop.  

At a glance


Peer Leaders and Changemakers with lived experience of mental health challenges, who have an idea for a Peer Initiative, or an existing Peer Initiative, with a focus on improving mental health and wellbeing in Inner West Sydney.


A support and development program to assist you to launch or grow your Peer Initiative.


Register for each Workshop and Networking Event that you want to attend.


BEYOND IGNITION will ran between September 2016 and February 2017.


Wotso Workspace, 5 George Street, NORTH STRATHFIELD


Free for participants



This program was supported by the Australian Government through the Inner West Sydney Partners in Recovery Innovative Grant Program and its lead agency, New Horizons.