This procedures manual contains guidelines and directives for training, implementation and employment of peer support within psychiatry and social psychiatry in a Swedish context. Peer support is someone with personal experience of mental ill health using their own experiences of recovery to be able to support another person in their recovery. This manual offers support regarding planning, implementation and follow-up of peer support. It has been developed within the PEER Support-project.

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This procedures manual contains guidelines and directives for training, implementation and employment of peer support within psychiatry and social psychiatry in a Swedish context. Peer support is someone with personal experience of mental ill health using their own experiences of recovery to be able to support another person in their recovery. It is relevant for anyone working in the startup for peer support; either as an educational resource, as a coach or as an coordinator. This manual offers support regarding planning, implementation and follow-up of peer support. It has been produced through PEER Support – a three year project coordinated by NSPH, aiming at establishing peer support as a new professional role in swedish healthcare.

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