The Development and Implementation of a Peer Support Model for a Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People

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Authors: Dominiek Coates, Patrick Livermore, Raichel Green

Year: 2018

Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference

Subject: The Development and Implementation of a Peer Support Model for a Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 978-0-9945702-3-9

Abstract:

There has been a significant growth in the employment of peer workers over the past decade in youth and adult mental health settings. Peer work in mental health services for older people is less developed, and there are no existing peer work models for specialist mental health services for older people in Australia. The authors developed and implemented a peer work model for older consumers and carers of a specialist mental health service. The purpose of this paper is to describe the model, outline the implementation barriers experienced and lesson learned and comment on the acceptability of the model from the perspective of stakeholders.

HOW TO REFERENCE THIS PAPER
Coates, D, Livermore, P, Green, R, "The Development and Implementation of a Peer Support Model for a Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia 

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