Peer support workers – a guidance paper

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576059
Title:
Peer support workers – a guidance paper
Authors:
Naughton, Lynda; Collins, Pádraig; Ryan, Michael
Affiliation:
National Office for Advancing Recovery in Ireland
Citation:
Naughton, L., Collins, P. & Ryan, M. (2015) Peer Support Workers: A Guidance Paper. National Office for Advancing Recovery in Ireland. HSE: Mental Health Division. Dublin.
Publisher:
Health Service Excutive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/576059
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
This document aims to provide practical guidance to those interested in employing Peer Support Workers (PSWs) in their services. It sets out the key lessons from much of the published literature in this area, specifically exploring the various definitions of the role and the benefits and challenges that have emerged from the employment of PSWs. It goes on to discuss issues around ‘organisational readiness’. In particular it looks at the important issues of the employer, line management, clinical supervision and confidentiality. It also explores the practical issues of remuneration, union representation, recruitment and self-care. In keeping with the aim of supporting local initiatives in the area, it sets out a prototype for a business case for employing Peer Support Workers and discusses the important issue of gaining and sustaining the support of key stakeholders.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; PEER SUPPORT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNaughton, Lyndaen
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Pádraigen
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T11:33:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-28T11:33:53Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationNaughton, L., Collins, P. & Ryan, M. (2015) Peer Support Workers: A Guidance Paper. National Office for Advancing Recovery in Ireland. HSE: Mental Health Division. Dublin.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/576059en
dc.descriptionThis document aims to provide practical guidance to those interested in employing Peer Support Workers (PSWs) in their services. It sets out the key lessons from much of the published literature in this area, specifically exploring the various definitions of the role and the benefits and challenges that have emerged from the employment of PSWs. It goes on to discuss issues around ‘organisational readiness’. In particular it looks at the important issues of the employer, line management, clinical supervision and confidentiality. It also explores the practical issues of remuneration, union representation, recruitment and self-care. In keeping with the aim of supporting local initiatives in the area, it sets out a prototype for a business case for employing Peer Support Workers and discusses the important issue of gaining and sustaining the support of key stakeholders.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Excutive (HSE)en
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectPEER SUPPORTen
dc.titlePeer support workers – a guidance paperen
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.contributor.departmentNational Office for Advancing Recovery in Irelanden
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