Alcohol, drug and other addictions

Peer Involvement and Leadership in Early Intervention in Psychosis Services: From Planning to Peer Support and Evaluation.

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.

Peer Housing Support Program

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.

Equipping behavioral health systems & authorities to promote peer specialist/peer recovery coaching 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.

Peer support toolkit

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.

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