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Peer support interventions: training, ensuring competencies, and intervention tracking

This resource contains the powerpoints and handouts for a seminar that looks at training peer leaders and evaluating training outcomes. The resource also includes information specific to peer support for african americans with diabetes, roleplay scripts, template active listening skills evaluation form and template questionnaires.

Evaluating peer programs

These slides from a webinar set out a step by step guide on how to evaluate a peer support project using case studies to illustrate how the process works. The slides also show the importance of evaluating peer support, the components of an evaluation plan for peer programmes, tools to help measure peer services and ways to share evaluation findings.

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Effectiveness of a Peer-Delivered and Technology Supported Self-Management Intervention for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness.

To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of a peer-delivered and technology supported integrated medical and psychiatric self-management intervention for older adults with serious mental illness. Ten older adults with serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder) and medical comorbidity (i.e., cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and/or high cholesterol) aged 60 years and older received the PeerTECH intervention in their homes.

So you want to start a peer-run respite?

This recorded webinar (lasts 1hr 30mins) addresses specific issues around starting up, maintaining, and sustaining quality peer-run respites. Panelists, who are based in the US, provide case studies of how they have set up and maintained their offers including practical tips and suggestions on advocacy, funding, overcoming obsticles, core values and principles, the key compoinents of success, how the programmes have grown/adapted and staffing issues. The webinar has 5 speakers (starting times are 5:15, 10:15, 19:00, 32:35, and 48:35) with a Q&A at the end (starting at 1:03:00).

The peer program makes a big difference

This video provides a case study of peer support experiences from the perspective of a peer mentor and a peer mentee. The video describes what the mentoring relationship looks like, the types of activities the peer mentor will undertake, and the impact of the programme on the mentee. This video could be used as a tool to explain some of the benefits of peer support and may contain learning points for programmes wishing to develop or expand.


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