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Peer support for youth mental health: clinical effectiveness and guidelines

Last updated: January 26, 2021
Project Number: RA1159-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Non-Pharma Mental Health Intervention
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of young people (age 10 to 25) with mental health conditions?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding peer support interventions for the management of young people (age 10 to 25) with mental health conditions?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, 1 randomized controlled trial, and 2 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of young people with mental health conditions. No relevant health technology assessments were identified. No evidence-based guidelines regarding peer support interventions for the management of young people with mental health conditions were identified.