The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 10 Issue 5

Issues for workforce development


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Peer-to-peer mental health: a community evaluation case study

Mirika Flegg, Maggie Gordon-Walker, Shona Maguire

The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a third-sector community review into peer-to-peer best practices in mental health service provision in Sussex. This…

Back … this time with keys: the perspective of a peer support worker embedding peer support in a hospital setting

Nicole Margaret Nannen

Peer support workers are becoming more involved in mental health services in Australia. Peer support workers have had to overcome challenges and dilemmas whilst embedding…

Embedding peer support using social work values

Petra Elias, Karen Upton-Davis

The employment of mental health consumers as peer support workers (PSWs) to provide support to other consumers is gaining momentum around the world. The purpose of this…

Peer support – the what, why, who, how and now

Anne Beales, Johanna Wilson

The purpose of this paper is to outline what peer support is, covering its history, variations and benefits, then goes on to discuss what the challenges have been to…


Service user involvement in health professional education: is it effective in promoting recovery-oriented practice?

Karen Arblaster, Lynette Mackenzie, Karen Willis

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate how mental health service user involvement in health professional education adds value to student learning about recovery-oriented…

From surviving to thriving: how does that happen

Mark Bertram, Sarah McDonald

The purpose of this paper is to explore what helped seven people in contact with secondary mental health services achieve their vocational goals, such as: employment…

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