Peer support workers: theory and practice.

This report sets out what peer support is, examples of peer support roles and examples of growing peer support in the UK. It also discusses the impact of peer workers and how to maintain integrity. It briefly considers the risk of professionalising the peer role and states that the most effective way of sustaining the essence of peer support is to identify its core values and ensure that these are upheld through recruitment, training and supervision.

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Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change
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2013
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