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Peer Support in Mental Health and Learning Disability.

Mental Health Foundation, 2012

This briefing paper provides a short descriptive overview of peer support in mental health (including dementia) and learning disabilities, based on some of the recent literature, and highlights key messages from work being undertaken across the UK by the Mental Health Foundation.

This work looks at how peer support can help people to recover, or get more control over their condition, and to live fulfilling lives in their communities.

MHF has also issued a booklet on self-management in care and treatment planningwhich can be read here.

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