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.
US and Canada
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.
Focusing on public health this website helps you develop, implement and evaluate peer support and gives many examples such as HIV and diabetes peer support groups
Paid peer support worker roles are growing in the UK this toolkit will show you how to recruit, train and retain these workers
A practical guide on developing a diabetes peer support group in Black Carribbean communities, packed with useful tips on how to plan, advertise, facilitate and evaluate your group.
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
An evaluation form for service users to to complete when leaving peer run respite
Baseline entry form for peer respite measuring mental wellbeing and reasons for accessing service as well as US based Equalities Monitoring