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Title: Reported outcomes for young people who mentor their peers: a literature review
Contributor(s): Douglas, Lesley  (author)orcid ; Jackson, Debra  (author); Woods, Cindy  (author)orcid ; Usher, Kim  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018-09
Early Online Version: 2018-08-20
DOI: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1328
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Abstract: Mental health issues among young people are increasing and many young people will require support. Mentoring programmes are an effective strategy for the development of positive health and well-being in young people. Evidence suggests that peers have more influence in altering young people’s behaviour than adults, and adolescent peer-to-peer mentoring programmes are becoming more common. However, there is little evidence to support the effectiveness of these programmes in terms of mentor outcomes. This literature review examined mentor outcomes of peer-to-peer mentoring as an intervention for young people. The review aimed to identify published evaluations of peer-to-peer mentoring, describe the characteristics of the included studies, critique the methodological quality, and describe the reported strengths and limitations in the existing evidence to inform future interventions. The review highlighted the limited literature on mentor outcomes but provides some evidence that young mentors can be effective in providing positive mentoring to their peers.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Mental Health Practice, 21(9), p. 35-45
Publisher: RCNi
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2047-895X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420504 Mental health nursing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920506 Rural Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200508 Rural and remote area health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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