So if we like the idea of peer workers, why aren’t we seeing more?

Gordon, Jacki and Bradstreet, Simon (2015) So if we like the idea of peer workers, why aren’t we seeing more? World Journal of Psychiatry, 5 (2). pp. 160-166. ISSN 2220-3206

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Recovery approaches are widely and increasingly promoted internationally in mental health policy and services. Peer support working is a new professional role in mental health services and provides a tangible example of recovery principles being applied within the context of these services. As a consequence, there is a great deal of interest in emerging evidence around this role, and whether/how evidence might support increased and more effective involvement of peer workers. Our editorial presents findings from research in Scotland and on the basis of these, poses some “big questions” concerning what needs to happen to accelerate progress in not only the employment of peer workers but also in mental health services’ recovery approaches more generally.

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