Generic health concerns but not condition specific

Piloting dissemination and advocacy of peer support through social media: peers for progress recent effort and lessons learned

This report describes how one programme promoted and advocated for peer support using various types of social media. It considers whether this is a cost effective way to promote and sustain peer support services and gives learnings from the process.

Peer support in health and health care. A guide to program development and management

This guide provides tips for setting up and sustaining peer support groups, one to one activities and other models in health services. The guide discusses strategic thinking and sustainability in peer support which it categorises into  organisational readiness, programme development, evaluation and program implementation.

Peer support interventions: training, ensuring competencies, and intervention tracking

This resource contains the powerpoints and handouts for a seminar that looks at training peer leaders and evaluating training outcomes. The resource also includes information specific to peer support for african americans with diabetes, roleplay scripts, template active listening skills evaluation form and template questionnaires.

How do people make decisions in peer support? Understanding what's important when referring, recommending or using peer support

This resource summarises results of surveys in the UK exploring why people access peer support and what factors influence the likelihood of them doing so. It also summarises what matters to healthcare professionals when deciding whether to refer or recommend peer support services, and what they might need when making this decision. The results of this may be useful to those wishing to grow and expand their peer support offering.

Best practice framework in peer support

This Best Practice Framework aims to set out some of the guiding principles behind developing and operating peer support programs. It provides a guide to setting up and growing peer support of various types, including face to face groups and online groups. It aims to help people new to the concepts of peer support avoid some of the pitfalls and to find ways to ensure their group continues. The resource was written for not for profit organisations and stand-alone peer support groups.

Q Lab Essays: How do people make decisions in peer support?

From April 2017 to May 2018, the Q Improvement Lab explored what it would take for peer support to more widely available to those who needed it, to support their long-term health and wellbeing needs. During the project, the Q Lab carried out a nationwide survey on decision-making in peer support - which is believed to be the biggest peer support survey in the UK.

Q Lab Essays: Learning and insights on peer support

From April 2017 to May 2018, the Q Improvement Lab explored what it would take for peer support to more widely available to those who needed it, to support their long-term health and wellbeing needs. This essay is a summary of the learning and insights on peer support gathered during the 12-month project. It draws on current evidence, as well as the knowledge and experience of almost 200 Lab participants that worked with the Q Lab.

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