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High expectations lead to recovery

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice


Realising the true meaning of recovery enabled a US-based organisation to help patients reach their full potential by creating new roles for ex-patients supporting...

Enhancing peer support for pre-registration students

01 September 2009

Paediatric Nursing


This article describes an innovation in one university in the south east of England designed to promote group identity and develop peer support among child branch...

Role of peer support workers in care services for young people

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The employment of peer support workers by mental health organisations is becoming increasingly common in the UK and internationally. The children and young people’s...

Promoting annual health checks through community outreach

07 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Although people with a learning disability have greater health needs than the general population, they are less likely to access health care. Swansea People First...

Evaluation of a training scheme for peer support workers

01 February 2011

Mental Health Practice


This article is based on focus group reports on the experiences of people with mental health problems who have undertaken training to be peer support workers in...

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

14 June 2018

Mental Health Practice


This article describes a service evaluation of the introduction of a successful local initiative aimed at assisting the development and retention of a group of newly...

Solution oriented learning: an innovative approach that promotes motivation and resilience

29 August 2018

Mental Health Practice


This article explores the use of solution-oriented learning as an approach to coping with formal learning and practice development needs. The article explains each...

Peer support training: values, achievements and reflections

09 June 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The Institute of Mental Health has been delivering accredited peer support training since 2009. The training is based on the values of recovery that each trainer,...

You must be joking

23 April 2008

Nursing Standard


Everyone likes a good laugh but is it appropriate to use humour with patients? The topic will be a matter for discussion at next week’s RCN congress.

The value of a staff nurse forum in meeting the local needs of a district nursing service

01 October 2007

Primary Health Care


Community nursing services throughout England are going through a period of prolonged uncertainty and change. Primary care services are being extensively remodelled...