MHF publishes peer support briefing paper
5th September 2012
The Mental Health Foundation have published a briefing paper on peer support in mental health (including dementia) and learning disabilities as part of their ‘Need2Know‘ series.
In summary the paper provides:
” … a short descriptive overview of peer support in mental health (including dementia) and learning disabilities, based on some of the recent literature, and highlights key messages from work being undertaken across the UK by the Mental Health Foundation. This work looks at how peer support can help people to recover, or get more control over their condition, and to live fulfilling lives in their communities. The briefing quotes the views of people who have both given and received peer support, and concludes with recommendations for the expansion of both informal and formal peer support.”
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