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Further Resources

Peer Leaders On Line Training Project (PLOT) Powerpoint presentation

Australian websites

Information about starting a self help group
www.coshg.org.au

International websites

Website information about volunteering and disability standards
www.volunteeringaustralia.org

A guide for Disability Service Providers on the Disability Act 2006
www.dhs.vic.gov.au/publications

Quality Framework for Disability Services (2007)
www.dhs.vic.gov.au/publications

Website information about international support groups
www.genetichealth.com

www.diabetesinmichigan.org/PDF/general/SGleader.pdf

www.selfhelp.on.ca/online.html

www.chcf.org/documents/chronicdisease/BuildingPeerSupportPrograms.pdf

Worldwide support for people with diabetes
www.Peersforprogress.org
Academic paper written in 2004, Peer Support: What makes it unique?
www.mentalhealthpeers.com

Academic paper written in 2004 Emerging new practices in organised peer support/
www.nasmhpd.org

Articles/ Publications about peer support

Schwartz, C.E., & Sendor, M. (1999), Helping others helps oneself: Response shift effects in peer support. Social Science & Medicine, 48(11), 1563-1575.

Dennis, C.L. (2003), Peer support within a health care context: a concept analysis. Int J Nurs Stud, 40(3), 321-332.

Doull, M., O’Connor, A., Robinson, V., Tugwell, P., Wells, G. (2006), Peer support strategies for improving the health and wellbeing of individuals with chronic diseases (Protocol), The Cochrane Collaboration, 2006, Issue 2, 1-8.

Hawker, N. (1993) Peer Training Process, Association for the Blind, Melbourne.

Mullender, A and Ward D. (1991) Self-Directed Groupwork, Whiting and Birch, London

Powazek D, (2001) Design for Community – the art of connecting real people in virtual places, Waite Group Press.