Journal article


Process Evaluation of a Peer-led Antenatal Breastfeeding Class for Fathers: Perceptions of Facilitators and Participants. Kuliukas L, Hauck YL, Jorgensen A, Kneebone K, Burns SK, Maycock BR, Scott JA. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019;19(1):48,

Breastfeeding education classes for fathers by fathers provides an interactive environment which assists understanding the value and importance of breastfeeding.

Extending access to a web-based mental health intervention: who wants more, what happens to use over time, and is it helpful? Results of a concealed, randomized controlled extension study. Hensel JM, Shaw J, Ivers NM, Desveaux L, Vigod SN, Bouck Z, Onabaj

What factors influence the sustainability of online peer support?  How is this linked to usage rates and the recovery of peers?

Online support community for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer: user statistics, evaluation. Kaal SE, Husson O, van Dartel F, Hermans K, Jansen R, Manten-Horst E, Servaes P, van de Belt TH, Engelen LJ, Prins JB, Verberne S, van der Graaf WT.

Many young Dutch people with cancer are unable to meet their peers face to face.  An online peer support community was set up to connect peer who could share and exchange their experiences.

Evidence For Peer Support In Rehabilitation For Individuals With Acquired Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Wobma R, Nijland RH, Ket JC, Kwakkel G. J. Rehabil Med 2016;48(10):837-840.

Which type of peer support is most effective when dealing with an acquired brain injury?   This journal outlines many examples and their merits.

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

Peer Support And Reminiscence Therapy For People With Dementia And Their Family Carers: A Factorial Pragmatic Randomised Trial. Charlesworth G, Burnell K, Crellin N, Hoare Z, Hoe J, Knapp M, Russell I, Wenborn J, Woods B, Orrell M. J Neurol Neurosurg Psyc

Will peer support and reminiscense therapy improve the quality of life for people with dementia?


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