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.
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.
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.
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
Peer supporters from across the emergency services give their top tips on how to create and maintain a peer support culture.
This video introduces a work-based peer support group, including examples from employees on how a simple group can help with managing stress and support staff in returning to work.
For those involved in sheltered house services, this innovative case study explores ‘kindliness’ as a way of developing peer support and engendering culture change, against the background of funding cuts.
This video hows a peer support group in action, demonstrating how those using direct payments can come together to access information, speak to experts from a range of organisations, and meet others to share experiences.
Aimed at sexual health service providers for young people, this is a guide to introducing a peer-led model of care, outlining the tasks that peers can perform, the evidence that points to health outcomes, and further recommended resources to explore