Peer support refers to a process whereby individuals with lived experience of a particular phenomenonprovide support to others by explicitly drawing on theirpersonal experience. It has been adopted in a variety of service contexts including homelessness, substance use, mental and physical health.

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By Joanna Astrid Miler (PhD), Hannah Carver (PhD), Rebecca Foster (PhD) and Tessa Parkes (PhD)
Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling.
March 2020