This resource aims to help programmes evaluate using fidelity and outcome assessment tools. These evaluations can be self-assessments or external evaluations.
This resource provides guidelines for the training of peer supporters and guidelines for the practice of peer support. Both sets of guidelines are intended to provide best practice principles for more formalised peer support offerings to ensure that any programme is maintained and is sustainable.
This resource summarises literature about the effectiveness of difference types of peer support for people with various long-term conditions. It includes examples and guidelines / tips to gain good outcomes from peer support.
This resource is about establishing a peer support service but does include a section on monitoring and evaluation. It looks at how to embed evaluation and improvement processes into your peer support service in order to ensure sustainability.
This document is a training module focused on effective ongoing operations of a peer support service particularly around governance, evaluation and personnel. It includes recommendations on policies and procedures, budget review and volunteer management.
This report is for people interested in leading face-to-face cancer support groups and established group leaders. It aims to help people to think about community needs for cancer support groups, determine a group’s purpose and format, learn how to form, run and maintain a face-to-face group, learn how to promote a group to the community, review how things are done, deal with challenges that may come up, and reinvigorate or close a struggling group.
Training peer supporters may be an important element of sustainability. This resource sets out the training programmes available in the US for paid 'peer specialists'.
This report from a US government department provides details of how health systems and authorities can promote and sustain peer workers and peer coaching for mental health and substance abuse. The department recruited an expert panel to understand the needs of behavioral health systems and authorities as they promote and support peer coaching services. Specifically, the panelists worked to understand the current practices for peer coaches, identify innovative workforce development activities, and develop specific recommendations for behavioral health systems and authorities.
This report describes how one programme promoted and advocated for peer support using various types of social media. It considers whether this is a cost effective way to promote and sustain peer support services and gives learnings from the process.
This guide provides tips for setting up and sustaining peer support groups, one to one activities and other models in health services. The guide discusses strategic thinking and sustainability in peer support which it categorises into organisational readiness, programme development, evaluation and program implementation.