Gerda Stöllnberger – Life Story

Recently, Gerda Stöllnberger concluded Upper Austria’s peer counsellor qualification course, becoming a professional peer counsellor with psychiatric experience. “With the peer counselling qualification, I have become more confident and I have learned to better delimit myself,” says Ms. Stöllnberger. “During the qualification course I got to know many interesting people. As a peer counsellor with psychiatric experience, I would like to encourage people with psychiatric problems to engage openly with their problems, and I want to accompany them with compassion. Ideally, I hope to exercise my skills as a peer counsellor on a full-time basis.”

Find out more about the Upper Austria’s approval of Peer counselling as a profession, a Zero Project Innovative Policy 2015, at: