Peer workers play a large and ongoing role in the recovery journey of a person living with an eating disorder
They can be instrumental in delivering positive messages about body image, healthy eating and exercise behaviours.
Peer workers are people who draw on their lived experience and knowledge of recovery from an eating disorder to help others achieve improved recovery outcomes. They include people who have personal experience of an eating disorder and family members and others who have experience of supporting someone with an eating disorder. Peer work provides a non-clinical collaborative approach as an adjunct to clinical treatment.
Peer Work Resources
The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) commissioned the development of a Peer Work Guide, to promote and facilitate the implementation of evidence-based peer work in treatment and support services for people with eating disorders.
The Guide is made up of a how-to and six distinct but linked documents, so that readers can “dip in” to the section that they need when they need it: