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Mental Health: Carer peer work in mental health

Guide to library resources for staff of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne with an interest in mental health, psychiatry and psychology

Carer and family peer work in mental health

Welcome to a special library guide about carer and family peer work in mental health. There is also a related guide: consumer peer work in mental health

Full text access: Articles marked with an asterisk* require an SVHM login for offsite access. You should only need to log in once. External readers are welcome, but please note that this library can only supply subscription based full text resources to SVHM staff and students.

Contact: to subscribe, ask a question, suggest a resource or request an Endnote library of citations (SVHM staff only).  Last update: 23 June 2022

Featured publications

Carer peer support models

Children of parents with a mental illness


Family psycho-education


Hospital experience

Self care

Train the trainers

Youth services and early intervention


This video from the Project Air Strategy interviews a carer peer worker who supports families, partners and carers living with personality disorder

Books in the library

Journals with frequent peer work publications