Peer Support - What is it and does it work?

Summarising evidence from more than 1000 studies.

People, families and communities can play a key role in managing their own health and wellbeing. Peer support involves people sharing knowledge, experience or practical help with each other. Many voluntary and community groups encourage peer support. Health and social care commissioners are beginning to recognise the potential benefits.

There is evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy and less isolated and alone.

Peer Support - What is it and does it work?
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