Peer support in healthcare encompasses a range of approaches through which people with similar long-term conditions or health experiences support each other in order to better understand the condition and aid recovery or self-management.
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Peer Support: What Is It and Does It Work? A summary of the evidence
This report is evidence that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy, and less isolated and alone. The report also shows that there is a limited understanding of the different forms of peer support, how best to deliver support and the forms of training and infrastructure to get the most impact from it; so, further evidence is needed to fully understand the impact it has on the health service and individuals with long-term health conditions.