This article describes peer support for children with a specific long-term condition. It gives a case study of how a programme was set up, piloted and expanded and factors that others may wish to take into account when expanding to provide peer support for children.
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This article describes a scale for measuring peer support in adults with substance abuse issues.
The Peer Housing Support Program is a Lived Experience community-driven initiative, dedicated to providing support with, and a sense of community and belonging for, people transitioning from experiences of homelessness to safe and stable housing of their choice. The Peer Housing Support Program is a partnership between peers, peer supporters, the Coalition, and participating housing organizations. The effectiveness of peer support in recovery-informed practice is evidence-based as an integral support within health and social services.
This resource aims to help programmes evaluate using fidelity and outcome assessment tools. These evaluations can be self-assessments or external evaluations.
This set of articles describes a range of approaches to peer support provided by community health workers, lay health advisors, promotores de salud and others. They explore the efficacy, effectiveness, feasibility, reach and sustainability of peer support for diabetes self-management. Topics include the types of peers to provide support, reaching the seldom reached, success factors in peer support interventions, proactive approaches, attention to emotions, dissemination models and policy implications.
This article provides a formalised case study and the results of how to evaluate a peer support intervention focused on minority ethnic groups. This randomized controlled trial tested a volunteer-based model of peer support for diabetes control.
This study examined the types of people enrolling for a heart failure peer support programme in order to ensure that those designing these programmes can better design a service that meets their target populations needs.
This literature review provides examples of the effectiveness of peer support for mothers with postpartum depression (PPD). Although the results were mixed, they provide insights into how peer support volunteers can be an innovative part of a team approach to PPD intervention. The examples provided are brief.
This toolkit is designed for use by hospitals, healthcare clinics and community agencies wanting to set up, grow or sustain a peer support programme. It provides practical tools and step-by-step instructions to plan for, implement, and sustain a successful peer support program. Examples are given from the fields of behavioural health, long-term conditions, justice, military and the homeless.
This video of a webinar emphasises the importance of good evaluation techniques of peer support programmes. It provides tips and uses peer respites as a case study.