Developing peer support worker roles: reflecting on experiences in Scotland

Bradstreet, S. and Pratt, R. (2010) Developing peer support worker roles: reflecting on experiences in Scotland. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 14(3), pp. 36-41. (doi:10.5042/mhsi.2010.0443)

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Abstract

This article describes the development of peer support roles and programmes in Scotland, and includes findings from an evaluation of a peer support worker pilot scheme. The evaluation assessed the impact of the pilot on service users, peer support workers and the wider service system, along with considering the issues involved in implementing peer support programmes.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Peer support, recovery, mental illness.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bradstreet, Dr Simon
Authors: Bradstreet, S., and Pratt, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Mental Health and Social Inclusion
Publisher:Emerald
ISSN:2042-8308
ISSN (Online):2042-8316

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