Research on Peer Support

Live and Learn: Compilation of Research on Peer Respites

Revisiting the Rational and Evidence for Peer Support
Reprinted in NYAPRS ENews (July 2018)

Peer delivered services in mental health care in 2018:
infancy or adolescence?  Marianne Farkas and Wilma Boevink

World Psychiatry: The Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (2018)

The Global Need for Lived Experience Leadership 
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2018)

The Health and Recovery Peer (HARP) Program: A Peer-Led Intervention to Improve Medical Self-Management for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Psychiatric Services Online (2018)

The Evidence for Peer Support
Peer Support Resources (Western Mass Peer Network)
(Some links need to be updated) 

Defining Peer Roles and Status Among Community Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists in Integrated Systems of Care
Psychiatric Services (2017)

Connections to Care (C2C): The Perspectives of Leaders at Community-Based Organizations that are Integrating Mental Health Supports
RAND Corporation (2017)

Establishing a Research Agenda for Understanding the Role and Impact of Mental Health Peer Specialists
Psychiatric Services 68:9, (September 2017)

An update on the growing evidence base for peer support
Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2017)

Peer support services: state of the workforce-state of the field in the USA
Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2017)

Mutuality and shared power as an alternative to coercion and force
Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2017)

Why not a peer worker?
Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2017)

The growing pains of peer support
Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2017)

Provision of Peer Specialist Services in VA Patient Aligned Care Teams
RAND Corporation (2017)

Bridging Gaps in Mental Health Care: Lessons Learned from the Welcome Back Veterans Initiative
RAND Corporation (2017)

Essential Nontechnical Skills Service Members Gain During On-the-Job Experience: A Resource for Leaders and Hiring Managers
RAND Corporation (2017)

The Promise of Community Citizen Science
RAND Corporation (2017)

Web-based survey data collection with peer support and advocacy organizations: implications of participatory methods
John Hopkins Press (2017)

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal Issue 3, 2016 Complete issue devoted to Peer-Delivered Services (2016)

Early Stages of Development of a Peer Specialist Fidelity Measure
RAND Corporation Report (2016)

Peer Support Research Questions from the Perspective of iNAPS Attendees
Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion (2016)

Assessing the Evidence Base for Peer Support
Psychiatric Services (2014)

Peer Support: Why it Works
National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery (Bibliography) (2014)

Pillars of Peer Support (2010)

Centre of Excellence in Peer Support (Australia)

Repository of Peer Research and Writings

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