Developing peer support worker roles: reflecting on experiences in Scotland

Simon Bradstreet (Scottish Recovery Network)
Rebekah Pratt (Scottish Primary Care Mental Health Research and Development Programme, University of Edinburgh)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Publication date: 18 August 2010


This article describes the development of peer support roles and programmes in Scotland, and includes findings from an evaluation of a peer support worker pilot scheme. The evaluation assessed the impact of the pilot on service users, peer support workers and the wider service system, along with considering the issues involved in implementing peer support programmes.



Bradstreet, S. and Pratt, R. (2010), "Developing peer support worker roles: reflecting on experiences in Scotland", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 36-41.

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