Side by side: supporting youth peer work in mental health services

Numerous mental health services across the country employ and support youth peer workers, recognising their unique value and contribution. 

However, there remain several persistent barriers to growing and supporting the peer workforce. These barriers are amplified in the youth peer workforce, which requires unique supports. 

This policy paper outlines the barriers youth peer workers face and makes ten recommendations for ensuring that the workforce grows and is well-supported.


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