Aimed at sexual health service providers for young people, this is a guide to introducing a peer-led model of care, outlining the tasks that peers can perform, the evidence that points to health outcomes, and further recommended resources to explore
Prisons are home to large number of people with mental health problems and accessing mental health services is a challenge. This Evaluation shows that peer support has had a positive impact on prisoners wellbeing.
Single mothers in Wales took part in this self management training while in a peer support group, explore the impact of this and what lessons can be learned
The NCT examines the evidence from the many peer support perinatal and breastfeeding intervention it has evaluated to clarify what works.
The peer support role in Scotland is growing, this report looks into the benefits mental health services gain when implementing peer support in their settings
What happens when a hospital implements a peer support programme for patients with kidney failure? This paper looks into how effective this peer support programme was and makes recommendations for developing further.
Evidence based guidance and examples of best practice in peer support are used here to help groups and organisations working with people with Dementia
This guide shows areas where peers might assume leadership or advisory roles, including programme development and planning, direct service delivery (including peer support), public outreach and engagement, clinician education, and quality improvement and evaluation.
This mid-way evaluation of the Positive Voices project includes feedback from people that attended Recently Diagnosed Workshops and HIV Awareness Training. The evaluation also focuses on the challenges that mentors face in one-to-one peer support, and the key learning points going forward to make sure this has a sustainable impact for communities.
Please follow this link for the full evaluation.
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.