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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...

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Author: Mental Health Commission of Canada

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,...

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Author: Cancer Council

This resource summarises results of surveys in the UK exploring why people access peer support and what factors influence the likelihood of them doing so. It also summarises what matters to...

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Author: Q Improvement Lab

An independent evaluation of peer support groups for people wo have had a stroke. It clearly outlines the evaluation methods used and the outcomes including learnings and challenges that the...

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Author: Nuffield Trust

This report summarises an evaluation of peer support groups for people with dementia who live in secured housing. It shows the evaluation methods used to collect data on participants’ physical...

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Author: Mental Health Foundation

This manual from Canada focuses on setting up and maintaining peer support programmes for people with a mental illness. It includes a step-by-step outline of how to develop a peer support...

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Author: British Columbia Ministry of Health Services

This extensive evaluation used a mixed methods approach to collect data from 40 demonstrator peer support sites that work with adults with dementia in England. The evaluation aimed to identify...

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Author: Department of Health

This report follows a scoping study to map what peer support groups and projects exist across England. The study also aimed to explore the experience and needs of existing peer support groups and...

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Author: Mind

This resource is a study of peer support programmes in New Zealand, (including Maori orientated services) and discusses how some programmes have developed over time. While the study was not...

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Author: University of Canterbury, NZ

This toolkit was coproduced as part of Mind's 'Side by Side' project. The toolkit gives some guidance on how to better understand and communicate your impact, what the core principles of peer...

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Author: Mind

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