This part of the website will focus on how to develop peer involvement, describing the phases involved in running a peer programme:

  • How to start an initiative, from the initial stages up to designing an action plan.
  • How to prepare your actual initiative, from the selection and recruitment of peers (the skills they need, the involvement of active/ex-drug users) to training and contractual issues.
  • How to implement the initiative, from the supervision and support of peer workers to managing external relations.
  • How to ensure that you are able to continue the initiative by gaining support and funding via public relations to and marketing your work.

This section also includes information on how to keep track of what you are doing, document improvement and assess the outcomes of your work - monitoring and evaluation -

Prepare for monitoring and evaluation including:

  • Why you should monitor and evaluate.
  • How to do it.
  • Examples how to do it.
  • And most importantly, how the initiative can benefit from it.

Monitoring and evaluating your peer support project: a simple guidepdf button

How to become involved in the establishment of a user organization: 10 stepspdf button