Research promoting and supporting the peer workforce: how to use it, how to create it

Byrne, L 2018, 'Research promoting and supporting the peer workforce: how to use it, how to create it' in Janet Meagher; Anthony Stratford; Fay Jackson; Erandathie Jayakody and Tim Fong (ed.) Peer Work in Australia: A New Future for Mental Health, Richmondpra Limited, Sydney, Australia, pp. 111-126.


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Title Research promoting and supporting the peer workforce: how to use it, how to create it
Author(s) Byrne, L
Year 2018
Title of book Peer Work in Australia: A New Future for Mental Health
Publisher Richmondpra Limited
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Editor(s) Janet Meagher; Anthony Stratford; Fay Jackson; Erandathie Jayakody and Tim Fong
Start page 111
End page 126
Subjects Organisational Planning and Management
Summary For those of us who are familiar with peer work, the benefits for service users are obvious and include mutuality, empathy, belonging, hope and increased quality of life (Davies, Gray, & Butcher, 2014; Jackson & Fong, 2017). However, the sector as a whole is largely still grappling to understand and embrace peer work and much of what we know about the benefits of peer work is at times discounted as 'anecdotal'. This chapter outlines how to influence the wider research environment to ensure greater peer presence and perspectives; describes how to access and utilise research in the development of a peer workforce; explains what is counted as formal evidence; and will summarise how formal evidence can be produced.
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