Mental health

So if we like the idea of peer workers, why aren’t we seeing more?

This article describes the potential barriers to peer workers and ways that organisations can overcome these challenges. The paper describes findings from a study on the levers and barriers to the development of peer worker roles in two Scottish health board areas.

Findings suggest that new evidence on effective implementation and cost effectiveness should be prioritised. It suggests that a policy commitment to peer working would be reinforced by not only a strengthened evidence base but also strengthened accountability mechanisms.