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Peer support in a mental health service context

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Abstract


  • This chapter will first summarise the range of definitions that have been provided for peer

    support, in a mental health context. Clarifications of the different aims of peer support

    initiatives aud the potential psychological processes that underpin them are then provided.

    Three key forms that peer support groups may take are then described and we track

    Sam as he experiences peer support in the context of job seeking. A summary of existing

    empirical evidence for peer support groups is provided before examining some of the

    necessary tensions that may exist between the alternative views of those coming from

    inside the consumerlsurvivor/ex-patient (clslx) movement perspective, and the traditional

    discourses based on the medical approach. A series of recommendations is then offered

    for those who are working or about to work within a peer support framework in mental

    health. The recommendations include things to do and things to avoid.

UOW Authors


  •   Oades, Lindsay G. (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Anderson, Julie (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Oades, L. G., Deane, F. P. & Anderson, J. (2012). Peer support in a mental health service context. In R. King, C. Lloyd, T. Meehan, F. P. Deane & D. J. Kavanagh (Eds.), Manual of psychosocial rehabilitation (pp. 185-193). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781444333978

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84886165598

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1033&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/34

Book Title


  • Manual of psychosocial rehabilitation

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 193

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This chapter will first summarise the range of definitions that have been provided for peer

    support, in a mental health context. Clarifications of the different aims of peer support

    initiatives aud the potential psychological processes that underpin them are then provided.

    Three key forms that peer support groups may take are then described and we track

    Sam as he experiences peer support in the context of job seeking. A summary of existing

    empirical evidence for peer support groups is provided before examining some of the

    necessary tensions that may exist between the alternative views of those coming from

    inside the consumerlsurvivor/ex-patient (clslx) movement perspective, and the traditional

    discourses based on the medical approach. A series of recommendations is then offered

    for those who are working or about to work within a peer support framework in mental

    health. The recommendations include things to do and things to avoid.

UOW Authors


  •   Oades, Lindsay G. (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank
  •   Anderson, Julie (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Oades, L. G., Deane, F. P. & Anderson, J. (2012). Peer support in a mental health service context. In R. King, C. Lloyd, T. Meehan, F. P. Deane & D. J. Kavanagh (Eds.), Manual of psychosocial rehabilitation (pp. 185-193). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781444333978

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84886165598

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1033&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/34

Book Title


  • Manual of psychosocial rehabilitation

Start Page


  • 185

End Page


  • 193

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom