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Just a peer finding my way in a crisis house

Carlina May Whitmore (Framework Housing Association, Nottingham, UK)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to share reflections and key learning points from the experience of offering peer support within a crisis house setting.

Design/methodology/approach

A reflective account of experiences of offering one-to-one peer support and the learning that has been taken from these experiences.

Findings

Key reflections centre on the importance of being emotionally honest and supporting personal well-being while offering peer support.

Originality/value

While there is a great deal written about the theory of peer support work, few first persons accounts of peer working have been published. This paper provides important insights into the nature of peer support work.

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Citation

Whitmore, C.M. (2017), "Just a peer finding my way in a crisis house", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 191-194. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-03-2017-0009

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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