New Peer Support Hub from National Voices09-Apr-2019
National Voices has recently started a Peer Support Hub that looks to collect quality resources for providing peer support for health and wellbeing.
National Voices is an alliance of health and care charities in England that work to provide people with as much control and influence as possible over their care; whether as a patient, as a carer or as members of community.
National Voices is on a mission to boost the development of peer support programmes across the country and has recently launched its new Peer Support Hub.
Peer support involves people drawing on shared personal experience. The intention would be to provide knowledge, emotional assistance, social interaction or practical help to each other – this practice can often benefit those that take part; one example would be where people with specific health conditions meet up to share experiences and talk about what works for them.
The Hub aims to help and improve the development of peer support programmes by making it easier to find and compare relevant sources of information around different types of peer support.
Supported by The Health Foundation, and designed as an online bank of relevant, high quality resources, evidence and tools for growing and measuring peer support; web visitors can also add their own resources through the Peer Support Hub’s community upload function.