What’s it like to stay at a peer-led respite house, instead of a hospital? Residents and workers at Afiya House in Massachusetts reveal in their own words the benefits, challenges and myths behind non-clinical support within the community for those in crisis.
A brief introduction to the benefits of peer support, outlining different models and including links to useful further reading around the Mental Health Foundation’s peer support research.
A practical guide for employers on how to create a peer support programme at work, outlining the benefits and cost considerations for organisations and staff.
For a comprehensive evaluation of peer support, this webpage includes a wealth of tools, resources and examples to explore
A handbook of activities for developing peer support amongst people with learning disabilities, to build knowledge and understanding about growing older and living with dementia.
Paid peer support worker roles are growing in the UK this toolkit will show you how to recruit, train and retain these workers
If you are interested in developing peer support in the community then this toolkit is packed with guidance for you from setting up ground roles and engaging with all groups to sustainability
A one page compentency scale designed to measure the service user's interaction and relationship with peer support workers.
Permission proforma outlining contact preferences for service users to complete their evaluation of a peer run respite service.
Follow up evaluation form to 'check in' on the wellbeing of service users learning peer run respite