“Paving New Ground – Peers Working In In-Patient Settings”

The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) has released a new technical support guidebook on peer roles in mental health settings.  the PDF file is 110 pages, but from what little I’ve read of it it seems to be packed full of information about peers woring in mental health facilities alongside of professionals as an extra added support to the consumer.

“NASMHPD’s Office of Technical Assistance is pleased to annouce Ms. Bluebird’s new landmark technical report entitled “Paving New Ground – Peers Working In In-Patient Settings“, which details the development of peer roles in mental health settings. If you would like to order a copy of the accompanying DVD, “Paving New Ground: A Dialogue With Peers and Family Members”, please e-mail OTAinfo@nasmhpd.org. This DVD was made at Mayview State Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a group of recognized peers and a family member who talk about their experiences working in inpatient facilities and/or advocating for the reduction of seclusion and restraint. “

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