Peer support programs for youth mental health

Record ID 32018002262
Authors' objectives: Peer support is the relationship between a peer client and a peer support worker who share lived experience. Through face-to-face or virtual interactions, the peer support worker supports the peer client in their mental health recovery. Formal peer support programs are those with trained peer support workers and are delivered out of structured service organizations and settings. Across Canada, formal peer support programs are being considered as one option to address the rising number of youth facing mental health challenges who are seeking care. CADTH will undertake a Health Technology Review to assess the effectiveness and safety of peer support programs, and to identify and describe the methods used to evaluate existing peer support programs for youth mental health in Canada.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Mini HTA
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Peer Group
  • Mental Health Services
  • School Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health
  • Peer support
  • Mental health
  • Adolescents
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Contact Address: 600-865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8 Canada. Tel: +1 613 226 2553; Fax: +1 613 226 5392;
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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

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