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dc.contributor.authorWatson, Emma
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T15:55:16Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T15:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationWatson, E. (2014). A day in the life of a peer support worker: Training day. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 18 (3), pp.116-119.
dc.identifier.other10.1108/MHSI-06-2014-0018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/14559
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the experience of being a peer support worker: a day providing training for new peer support workers. Design/methodology/approach: A reflective personal account of a day in the authors work sent as a trainer on a peer support worker training course. Findings: The critical value of co-production. Training is not about an "expert" imparting their wisdom - the answers are in the room. To provide training is to continue to learn. Research limitations/implications-One person's account of their experience of providing peer support worker training. Practical implications: Modelling that which is valued rather than simply telling people. A recovery focus must extend to colleagues as well as the people we serve. Originality/value: While there is a great deal written about the theory of peer support work, little is published about peer support workers experience. This paper provides important insights into the nature of peer support work. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.description.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/MHSI-06-2014-0018?journalCode=mhsi
dc.subjectPeer group
dc.subjectMental health services
dc.subjectHealth personnel
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectPeer support
dc.titleA day in the life of a peer support worker: Training day
dc.typeArticle


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