A comprehensive toolkit designed with young people to support organisations to develop, implement and evaluate peer support
Australia and NZ
Mapping the current peer support landscape in New Zealand highlighting the issues for planners and funders. It makes recommendations to ensure that peer support workers become valued members of the mental health sector.
A concise fact sheet detailing peer support values, components and success stories as well as local and national outcomes.
Breastfeeding education classes for fathers by fathers provides an interactive environment which assists understanding the value and importance of breastfeeding.
This resource is about establishing a peer support service but does include a section on monitoring and evaluation. It looks at how to embed evaluation and improvement processes into your peer support service in order to ensure sustainability.
This document is a training module focused on effective ongoing operations of a peer support service particularly around governance, evaluation and personnel. It includes recommendations on policies and procedures, budget review and volunteer management.
This report is for people interested in leading face-to-face cancer support groups and established group leaders. It aims to help people to think about community needs for cancer support groups, determine a group’s purpose and format, learn how to form, run and maintain a face-to-face group, learn how to promote a group to the community, review how things are done, deal with challenges that may come up, and reinvigorate or close a struggling group.
This set of PowerPoint slides details a study and evaluation of peer group sessions for people with diabetes in Australia. It describes what it found to be the key functions of the programme, challneges of running a group and key conclusions.
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.
This brief report describes an evaluation of a peer-led group in New Zealand. The document describes how a mixed research method was utilised to allow seeing multiple aspects of participants' experience and enable a wider and deeper understanding of their experience. The report then lists both key findings and key recommendations at the end.