Peer support. Mike Slade Institute of Psychiatry South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Email: [email protected] 29 April 2010. What do recovered people identify as important to their recovery?. Hope Identity Meaning Personal responsibility.
Andresen R et al (2003) The experience of recovery from schizophrenia: towards an
empirically-validated stage model, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 37, 586-94.
1. Fostering relationships recovery?
2. Promoting well-being
3. Offering treatments
4. Improving social inclusion
akaThe job of mental health professionals
A “credible role model”
Davidson L, Rakfeldt J, Strauss J (2010) The roots of the recovery movement in psychiatry, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
Mutual self-help groups
Peer support workers
Stories matter. Many stories matter.
Stories have been used to dispossess and malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanise.
Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity
All mental health services will be expected to recruit and train service users as part of the workforce
Department of Health (2001) The Journey to Recovery –
The Government’s vision for mental health care, London: Department of Health.
Peer support and natural support networks are seen as important in recovery as well as giving good value for money. …
A common theme is shifting the balance of staffing…from medical to nursing, social care, talking therapy and peer support workers
HM Government (2009) New Horizons, London: Department of Health, pp.16-17.
I have often noticed that when I employed a madman who had just recovered his senses either to sweep or to assist a servant, and then to become himself a servant…that his state improved every month, and that somewhat later he was totally cured.
Jean-Baptiste Pussin, Governor of the Asylym at Bicêtre, 1793
1. For the Peer Support Worker train service users as part of the workforce
2. For other staff
3. For other service users
4. For the system
Scottish Government (2009) Evaluation of the Delivering for Mental Health Peer Support Worker Pilot Scheme, Scottish Government Social Research.
Key We Way www.wellink.org.nz/services/keyweway.htm train service users as part of the workforce
In-patient mental health services (n=393)
Consumer-operated unlocked service vs. locked inpatient unit
Improvements in symptoms and great improvement in satisfaction
Greenfield TK et al (2008) A Randomized Trial of a Mental Health Consumer-Managed
Alternative to Civil Commitment for Acute Psychiatric Crisis,
American Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 135-144.
Consumer-operated mental health services (n=1,827)
Drop-in / peer support / education & advocacy vs TAU
Improvements in empowerment, dose-effect
Rogers ES et al (2007) Effects of participation in consumer-operated service programs on both
personal and organizationally mediated empowerment: Results of multisite study,
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 44, 785-800.
100 Ways to support recovery train service users as part of the workforce
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