Side by Side: Early Findings Published

Over the last two years, Kensington and Chelsea Mind has been involved in the Side by Side programme which aimed to investigate the impact of community based peer support on people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Early research results have now been released and have found that:

  • There are six core values involved that are all important in making peer support different from other types of mental health care
  • People found that when there was active giving and sharing of peer support in a two-way interaction there were changes to the following outcomes:
     
  • Having choice about what kind of peer support to access is really important. People will often try out different approaches to peer support to find out what works best for them.

To read more about the results of the Side by Side programme read the report on the Mind website.

Full results will be published in June.