Resource Library

Equipping Behavioral Health Systems & Authorities to Promote Peer Support Specialists/Peer Recovery Coaching Services

In a departure from traditional mental health services, today peer specialists and recovery coaches play essential roles in a wide range of service environments. While their job descriptions are largely dependent on the setting in which they are employed (e.g., state hospitals, community behavioral health centers, peer-run recovery centers), their approach entails a fresh, more participatory role for people in recovery as well as the opportunity to advocate for and support their peers.