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Guidelines for training peer supporters

The formal objectives of the training are to share knowledge and to develop skills. In addition, each potential peer supporter should contribute to the learning and skills development by the application and contribution of their shared life and clinical experiences. A training programme for peer supporters should address the following themes:

  • An introduction to peer support and its fundamental principles.
  • An introduction to the skills for peer support.
  • Concepts and methods that enable peer support.
  • Opportunities to practice methods and techniques.

Find out more about NHS England and NHS Improvement’s partnership with March on Stress to provide peer support training for NHS organisations.

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