Peer Support: what is it and does it work? new evidence review

This informative review of peer support literature by Nesta and National Voices 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.

It explains that further evidence is needed to fully understand the impact it has on the health service and individuals with long-term health conditions.

However, it does show that peer support can help people feel more knowledgeable, confident and happy and less isolated and alone.