In recent years, the concepts of peer support, self-help and self-management have moved from the periphery of mental health care toward the centre, and have fast become mainstream approaches to supporting well-being. Peer Support in Mental Health provides an overview of the core concepts and an appreciation of the complexities, controversies and applications of each concept. This innovative textbook will support not only mental health professionals and trainees, but also peers, people who use services and their carers.
Track the development of peer support approaches and provide an overview of their current uses and applications
Use case examples to support the application of theory to practice
Draw on lived experience to demonstrate the diff erent approaches to peer support