Paid peer support worker roles are growing in the UK this toolkit will show you how to recruit, train and retain these workers
Paid for and other formal peer support
Any peer support that requires a fee in order to get access. It includes peer support that is provided by professionally trained and paid facilitators who do not necessarily have personal experience of the theme being looked at. This can also include online groups that require a paid membership and/or have discussions that are regulated by trained moderators.
For the purposes of the Hub we also include peer brokerage schemes in this definition, whereby an individual is supported one to one by a peer in order to do a specific task such as apply for a disability benefit, or create a financial budget. In this instance the peer in question may be a volunteer but is likely to have had specific training in being able to provide such practical support to someone else.
A one page compentency scale designed to measure the service user's interaction and relationship with peer support workers.
Mapping the current peer support landscape in New Zealand highlighting the issues for planners and funders. It makes recommendations to ensure that peer support workers become valued members of the mental health sector.
Working with veterans, this toolkit aims to tackle common peer support problems such as role confusion, staff resistance and the unequal treatment of peer support workers.
An introduction into the issues and matters that arise for peer support workers and how organisations may mitigate these.
Two key speakers (one with lived experience) explore the growth of peer support in the US and how healthcare organisations are beginning to invest in this area.
What are the key issues you need to plan for when hiring a peer worker? This example from Canada gives you tools to measure success as well as effective training of peer supporters and how to build in sustainability
Hundreds of peer support workers shared their insights in creating this national standard which endorses peer support work as a valid and respected career
Peers as well as workers share their experience of recovery and how peer support helped them along the journey
How do you sustain peer support in a constantly changing service delivery landscape? This video examines the importance of appropriate training, certification, and funding streams as well as building pro-peer alliances with clinicians.