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Defining “Peer Support”: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research

Roadmap for Reform, System Reform, Human Rights, Articles

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The article begins by addressing the substantial definitional issues involved in defining peer support and offering a brief consideration of the history of two types of peer support. This is followed by an examination of recent review articles on peer support in mental health. Policy and practice implications are discussed.