What Does It Mean That Peer Supporters Have Specialty in Psychiatric Support?

Yuta Shibamoto
Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 63-68
First Published: October 8, 2020



There is a trend of utilizing peer support in mental health, medical and welfare services. However, there are problems of dual relationships and boundaries. So, peer supporters are required unique specialty and establishing an identity, which is difficult. As a solution, it is possible to acquire the ability to show multiple roles, or as a structural solution, introduce junior peer supporters and senior peer supporters.