Leveraging the Lived Experience of Peer Support Staff

Date: March 18, 2019
Time to read: less than a 1 minute.

Peer support staff are individuals in recovery from a mental illness and/or substance use condition who with training, use their lived experience to assist others in recovery. One of the key steps to successfully integrate peer support staff into behavioral health organizations is determining how to leverage peers’ unique lived experience when defining their role in the organization. Effectively leveraging peer support staff’s lived experiences will help add value to the organization, complement the services currently being offered, and interface with the existing staff responsibilities. This video and corresponding fact sheet describes success stories of peer support staff and how organizations can use peer support staff to improve care delivery.

Video produced by RaffertyWeiss Media