Peer support in clinical and healthcare settings

Peer support that is embedded and integrated into a health system pathway, including inpatient peer support. It is often delivered in a hospital or similar clinical setting and is accessed via a referral from a doctor or other healthcare professional. While the support offered is not always facilitated by medical personnel, it is often funded as part of a course of treatment by the NHS (or similar body in international or private healthcare situations).

National Standards for Peer Support in HIV

National Standards for Peer Support for people living with HIV. Designed for people living with HIV to set out what they can expect when accessing or providing peer support, for organisations in informing the design and delivery of support, for health and social care professionals to better engage with peer support, and for commissioners and policy makers in inform service design and ensure the effective commissioning of quality peer support.

Effect Of Support Group Peer Facilitator Training Programmes On Peer Facilitator And Support Group Member Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Delisle VC, Gumuchian ST, Kloda LA, Boruff J, El-Baalbaki G, Körner A, Malcarne VL, Thombs BD. BMJ Open 2016; 6(11): E

A scientific study examining the difference that well trained peer support faciliatators make to the quality and duration of peer support groups

Augmenting Ongoing Depression Care With A Mutual Peer Support Intervention Versus Self-Help Materials Alone: A Randomized Trial. Valenstein M, Pfeiffer PN, Brandfon S, Walters H, Ganoczy D, Kim HM, Cohen Jl, Benn-Burton W, Carroll E, Henry J, Garcia E, Ri

Telephone delivered mutual peer support is offered to patients with depression and this six month long study looks into the difference this type of treatment had on  the patients

Augmenting Ongoing Depression Care With A Mutual Peer Support Intervention Versus Self-Help Materials Alone: A Randomized Trial : Valenstein M, Pfeiffer PN, Brandfon S, Walters H, Ganoczy D, Kim HM, Cohen Jl, Benn-Burton W, Carroll E, Henry J, Garcia E, R

Telephone delivered mutual peer support is offered to patients with depression and this six month long study looks into the difference this type of treatment had on  the patients

National Standards in HIV Peer Support

The standards set out the competencies and skills required for delivering peer support, auditable indicators and outcomes to demonstrate effectiveness and examples of good practice to draw upon. They were developed in collaboration with HIV voluntary and clinical sector services and are recognised and referenced within the British HIV Association's Standards of Care, 2018.

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