peer support: Evidence and experience

Prepared by Rebecca Miller and Laura Van Tosh, 2019: For More Info, Go Here…

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Defined by Shery Mead (2003) as “…a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful,” peer support in mental health is a growing profession with a unique value for supporting others in moving forward.

Peer support has been called “a disruptive innovation” (Deegan, 2009) through showing that recovery is real, blurring the “us-them” false dichotomy, pushing for rights, and challenging the role of “patient” or “consumer”.

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