Peer Support: A Series of Case Studies

Tue, 19 May 2015

On 14 May, National Voices and Nesta published the review Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work? The review found evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone.

This week we are publishing a series of case studies highlighting some of the ways in which charities are facilitating peer support, and the benefits for people living with long term health needs. 

The first in the series is now avaliable from the Hayaan Somali Mental Health Project (based at Mind in Harrow, West London) and can be found here. The second in the series of case studies is from Positively UK and Homerton University Hospital's 'Peer Navigators' Project for people living with HIV and is available here. The penultimate case study is from brap’s Heart to Heart Project, which can be found here

The final case study is now available here from Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA)'s Freedom to Be support camp which supports HIV positive young people to connect with their peers.