This 3 minute video explains the role of peer support for youth and young adults. It features the voices of youth who serve as peer support providers for their community.
This presentation slide deck briefly reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of peer support specialists who provide mental health, substance use disorder, and family and caregiver support.
This 2-page Spanish language resource provides an overview of peer specialist services for families, parents, and caregivers supporting children and youth receiving mental health or substance use disorder services.
This 2-pager provides an overview of peer specialist services for families, parents, and caregivers supporting children and youth receiving mental health or substance use disorder services.
The online toolkit for creating peer support programs for indigenous communities from the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board provides an overview of peer specialist services and describes the core roles and responsibilities peer specialists play in supporting treatment and recovery from substance use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) web page contains information about peer support services. Included are details about what role peer support providers play in substance use disorder and mental health treatment and recovery services as well as links to additional SAMHSA peer support resources.
The COVID-Minds website provides updates on the development of COVID-19 studies throughout the world, promotes international collaboration of data analysis to understand the mental health effects of COVID-19 in different cultural contexts, and cultural differences, and disseminates findings from COVID-19-related mental health research.
This interactive toolkit is intended to support organizations that are hiring (or planning to hire) peers into new support roles. The toolkit discusses considerations for preparing the organizational culture for adding peer support services, recruiting and hiring peer staff, creating effective service delivery of peer support services, and supporting, supervising, and retaining peer staff.
This educational resource provides recommendations for organizations interested in offering culturally and linguistically appropriate services in the context of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This educational resource provides a 2-page description of the principles of harm reduction. The handout outlines 8 key ideas that are key to the harm reduction practice, and discusses key concepts in understanding the risk, mindset, and setting that can be considered when understanding what might promote or reduce risk for an individual.