A comprehensive toolkit designed with young people to support organisations to develop, implement and evaluate peer support
Children and young people
Many young Dutch people with cancer are unable to meet their peers face to face. An online peer support community was set up to connect peer who could share and exchange their experiences.
Aimed at sexual health service providers for young people, this is a guide to introducing a peer-led model of care, outlining the tasks that peers can perform, the evidence that points to health outcomes, and further recommended resources to explore
This case study looks into how peer support can help parents of children who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes
This article describes peer support for children with a specific long-term condition. It gives a case study of how a programme was set up, piloted and expanded and factors that others may wish to take into account when expanding to provide peer support for children.
This article summarises the findings of key reviews relevant to breastfeeding peer support interventions that aim to enable breastfeeding continuation in the UK. The discussion highlights findings relevant to policy makers, practitioners and representatives of voluntary agencies seeking to interpret the current evidence base and to design or deliver models of support that are effective and acceptable to mothers. It includes a summation of discussion points including on the evidence for effectiveness, design factors and what mothers want.
This guidance about peer support for breastfeeding mothers is intended to inform professionals in Scottish Health Boards and voluntary sector agencies with responsibility for local breastfeeding support about the most up-to-date policies and evidence related to breastfeeding peer support. The resource lists evidence from systematic reviews as well as randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the effectiveness of peer support. The resource looks at asset-based approaches to health improvement as well as national policy documents before providing evaluation recommendations.
This article describes how a public health focused peer support programme in schools was evaluated in a manner seen as an alternative to a randomised control trial (RCT). Year 8 students in Wales (12-13 years old) were trained to encourage non-smoking behaviour through informal conversations with their peers. The article describes how the programme addressed some evaluation issues such as Hawthorne effects, overlapping roles within the team and distinguishing between the intervention and its evaluation.
This manual provides tips about developing, embedding and expanding peer listening projects in educational settings. It includes case studies and numerous template handouts. The toolkit is designed to take you through a step by step process of setting up a peer listening project and therefore includes a section specifically on evaluation and monitoring of both the project and the training. There are also clear defintions of the peer support models they are using.