COMPARING THE PEER WORKING IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

Karl Johan JOHANSEN

Abstract


Several countries has started to use Peer workers in the health and care field as well as the mental health and substance abuse field; The countries that we know about are USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden etc. This article will compare the use of peer workers, the rules and regulations, peer workers task and training and certification in the different countries. The article will also compare how the use of peer workers is rooted central documents, research and literature.

Keywords


peer working, mental health, participation

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