Peer Worker Research Project looks at best fit for peer support (UK)
The National Institute of Health Research in England is funding a 21-month project to examine the best way to introduce peer workers in the Mental Health National Health Service (NHS) Trust. The project emerged from recommendations outlined in the new UK mental health strategy. The research will consist of twelve case studies throughout England, a review of existing literature on the subject, and interviews with relevant stakeholders. The data collected will be used to develop guidance on recruiting, training and supporting peer workers in the NHS Trusts. For more information about the project, visit www.nmhdu.org.uk. For more information about the new UK mental health strategy, see “UK Releases New Mental Health Strategy,” Mental Health Notes, February 10, 2011, available at www.ontario.cmha.ca/mhn.