A concise fact sheet detailing peer support values, components and success stories as well as local and national outcomes.
Alcohol, drug and other addictions
How do peer suport staff maximise their impact so that they are not merely present in an organsation? A number of US speakers outline how peer support should be fully integrated in the planning and delivery of services as well as organisational leadership.
Peers as well as workers share their experience of recovery and how peer support helped them along the journey
An international study looking at how online peer support is helping many groups of people with their mental wellbeing
An examination into how peer support benefits various addictions and helps in their recovery
This guide shows areas where peers might assume leadership or advisory roles, including programme development and planning, direct service delivery (including peer support), public outreach and engagement, clinician education, and quality improvement and evaluation.
This article describes a scale for measuring peer support in adults with substance abuse issues.
The Peer Housing Support Program is a Lived Experience community-driven initiative, dedicated to providing support with, and a sense of community and belonging for, people transitioning from experiences of homelessness to safe and stable housing of their choice. The Peer Housing Support Program is a partnership between peers, peer supporters, the Coalition, and participating housing organizations. The effectiveness of peer support in recovery-informed practice is evidence-based as an integral support within health and social services.
This report from a US government department provides details of how health systems and authorities can promote and sustain peer workers and peer coaching for mental health and substance abuse. The department recruited an expert panel to understand the needs of behavioral health systems and authorities as they promote and support peer coaching services. Specifically, the panelists worked to understand the current practices for peer coaches, identify innovative workforce development activities, and develop specific recommendations for behavioral health systems and authorities.
This toolkit provides tips for managing peer supporters and is particularly focused on managing people with alcohol or substance misuse issues. It focuses on how to recruit, train and supervise peer supporters as well as suggestions for record keeping. Service users were consulted when developing the guide and input was sought from public health, policy and workforce development experts.