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Jun
24
2020

Using a peer research approach to evaluate women-led peer support

Peer research not only enriched the findings from the Women Side by Side evaluation, but it also brought mutual benefits to everyone involved, says Tanya MacKay

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Jun
16
2020

Women Side by Side has helped raise awareness of mental health in a BAME community

Evaluating and facilitating a women-led peer support programme as a peer meant that Fozia Haider was able to experience the benefit of the approach first-hand

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Jun
9
2020

Overcoming imposter syndrome as a peer researcher

Our blogger reveals how her experiences of observing women-led peer support groups during the Women Side by Side evaluation helped dispel fears of feeling like a fraud

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Jun
2
2020

Women Side by Side shows what can happen if women are given the space to grow

Naima Iqbal shares her experiences of evaluating a women-led peer support programme, including how spending time with the women helped her own confidence to grow

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Feb
8
2020

Involving peers can enrich research when it’s done right

What factors are important for peer researchers to have in common with research participants? We asked Sarah Markham, an advisory group member, about her involvement in the evaluation of Women Side by Side

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Dec
3
2019

Principles tell us what good peer support for new mums looks like

Putting lived experience at the heart of a project about perinatal peer support has been key to its success, says Laura Wood

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Oct
16
2019

What can women’s peer support projects teach us about being gender responsive and trauma-informed?

Andreja Mesaric, the project lead at McPin, outlines how we are evaluating a peer support programme for women who experience multiple disadvantage

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Feb
7
2019

This Time to Talk Day, take time to time to listen

When someone opens up about their mental health difficulties, my personal experience and McPin's research into peer support, has taught me that the most valuable thing is to listen, says Rose Thomson

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