National Standards for Peer Support for people living with HIV. Designed for people living with HIV to set out what they can expect when accessing or providing peer support, for organisations in informing the design and delivery of support, for health and social care professionals to better engage with peer support, and for commissioners and policy makers in inform service design and ensure the effective commissioning of quality peer support.
An inspiring example of why a peer-led approach to services is so valuable, using success stories from former sex workers using their pasts to drive growth and innovation within an organisation providing street outreach and HIV prevention
How do you sustain peer support in a constantly changing service delivery landscape? This video examines the importance of appropriate training, certification, and funding streams as well as building pro-peer alliances with clinicians.
A case study of a London peer support group with black African mothers living with HIV
This mid-way evaluation of the Positive Voices project includes feedback from people that attended Recently Diagnosed Workshops and HIV Awareness Training. The evaluation also focuses on the challenges that mentors face in one-to-one peer support, and the key learning points going forward to make sure this has a sustainable impact for communities.
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This evaluation presents the mid-way findings of Brigstowe's Positive Voices project which includes the following services one-to-one Peer Support - a new and unique local service providing peer support for people who are recently diagnosed or struggling to come to terms with their diagnosis; Recently Diagnosed Workshops: a series of workshops to bring together newly diagnosed individuals providing information to promote wellbeing and acceptance of their diagnosis and HIV Awareness Training.
The standards set out the competencies and skills required for delivering peer support, auditable indicators and outcomes to demonstrate effectiveness and examples of good practice to draw upon. They were developed in collaboration with HIV voluntary and clinical sector services and are recognised and referenced within the British HIV Association's Standards of Care, 2018.
These slides from a webinar set out a step by step guide on how to evaluate a peer support project using case studies to illustrate how the process works. The slides also show the importance of evaluating peer support, the components of an evaluation plan for peer programmes, tools to help measure peer services and ways to share evaluation findings.
This video provides a case study of peer support experiences from the perspective of a peer mentor and a peer mentee. The video describes what the mentoring relationship looks like, the types of activities the peer mentor will undertake, and the impact of the programme on the mentee. This video could be used as a tool to explain some of the benefits of peer support and may contain learning points for programmes wishing to develop or expand.
These slides discuss how to find and recruit peer workers in an HIV peer support programme. The slides touch on the components of retention and potential challenges with this. The slides include case studies that show what different programmes have done to address these issues and have a sustainable flow of peer support workers.