COTA NSW Peer Education

Learn from your peers about the services and issues relevant to you

What is Peer Education?

Peer education at COTA NSW is a form of community engagement and learning that involves people from similar age groups educating each other about specific concerns. Drawing from lived experiences and engaged participation peer education facilitates valuable discussion from within your peer group.

Our education programs empower individuals, groups and communities to take control of their situation, be aware of possibilities and make informed decisions about issues that matter.

We know that people don't like to be lectured, so we make sure that our talks are informal, interactive and entertaining for the people who attend. With a COTA NSW Peer Educator as a guest speaker, you will hear about topics in everyday language that relates to you and the rest of the group.

Current topic

Your Wellbeing, Your Plan

Small positive changes in our day-to-day lives can have big impacts on our overall long term well-being.

Let’s talk about what’s important to you, and your wellbeing, at COTA NSW’s free information session: Your Wellbing, You Plan

Since wellbeing is more than just diet and exercise, these sessions are designed to:

  • Identify what is wellbeing for you in the three areas of body, mind and social.
  • Provide tools to help you identify what is important to you.
  • Assist you to think about goal setting and the steps to take to making these changes.

Book a session

Will these sessions be relevant to you?

Sessions are available for groups of 10 or more people aged over 50 as well as informal carers and volunteers who support people over 50. Sessions are free and last one hour. They are available in metropolitan and regional areas and we frequently organise road trips to rural and remote communities.

For more information on what is involved in organising a peer education click here.


Peer education sessions are intended to be inclusive, so we have also recruited bilingual peer educators. We also have peer educators who work with interpreters to offer sessions to culturally and linguistically diverse groups.


For more information or to contact the COTA NSW Education Team:

  • (02) 9286 3868
  • People living outside the Sydney metro region freecall 1800 449 102

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