Peer support in mental health care: is it good value for money?

This literature review makes a first attempt at assessing whether peer support provides value for money, looking specifically at whether peer support workers can reduce psychiatric inpatient bed use, either by preventing admissions or by shortening lengths of stay. Due to the nature of the literature review process methodology there is limited service user engagement in this resource however the authors are clear of the evidence's limitations and provide a useful summary of the information found.

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Centre for Mental Health
Published date: 
2013
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