This conference, jointly organised by the Centre and the NHS Confederation, offered a unique opportunity for delegates to learn about the role of peer workers in mental health services as a further step to implementing greater recovery focused practice across organisations.
Peer support is key element of implementing recovery focused practice. Examples of Peer support worker programmes are growing both in the UK and internationally where for many the inspiration for the development of these roles originates from Recovery Innovations (previously META services) of Arizona founded by Gene Johnson in 2006. Mr Johnson will be giving the plenary address and delegates will also hear from Dr Rachel Perkins and Dr Julie Repper of the Implementing Recovery Organisational Change (ImROC) Project.
Information about the conference is available on the NHS Confederation website