What is Peer Support? Co‐Creating a Programme

Connolly, Rebecca, Murray, Esther, James, Andrea , Harris, Liz and Hancox, Bernice (2021) What is Peer Support? Co‐Creating a Programme. In: The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Healthcare Practitioners. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 109-119. ISBN 9781119609513

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The paramedic profession has exceptionally high rates of anxiety, suicide and work-related stress together with a disproportionate number of fitness to practise (FtP) referrals to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In order to help ameliorate additional stressors for those subject to FtP proceedings, a Peer Support programme was co-created by a small group of Paramedics in which, following comprehensive training and with formal clinical oversight and regular supervision, low-level psychosocial support would be offered to Registrants. This chapter documents the rationale and context underpinning group creation, along with the experiences and motivations of those involved.

Keywords:Paramedics, fitness to practise, Peer Support
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B740 Adult Nursing
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B780 Paramedical Nursing
A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:46701
Deposited On:08 Oct 2021 10:54

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