In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. When carers were surveyed at the completion of the eight-week program, researchers found:Continue Reading Peer specialists use their experiences of recovery from an addiction or mental illness, and, through formal training, are able to support others in a behavioral health setting. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the use of peer support services within treatment settings to assist inContinue Reading