Plan 2 Change: evaluation final report

McLEAN Joanne, SCHINKEL Marguerite, STEVENSON Ruth
Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health
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The Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health (SDC) was commissioned by the Craigmillar Pilot Peer Support Service Steering Group to undertake an evaluation of Plan2Change. Plan2Change is an innovative project based in Craigmillar where a gap in access to support services for those who have considerable mental health difficulties and related life problems has been identified between primary and secondary care. Plan2Change offers a recovery oriented service and is staffed by Peer Support Workers who have lived experience of mental health problems and are able to use their own experiences of recovery to help others to recover. The aims of the evaluation were to assess the impact of the Plan2Change and inform the future development and sustainability of Plan2Change. Impacts are likely to be seen for individual service users, Peer Support Workers and other staff, and the wider service and support system within the Craigmillar community. A theories of change methodology was used to conduct the evaluation over three phases: baseline, impact and reflection. This comprised a broad review of context and systems, as well as in-depth interviews (by phone and face-to-face), workshops, and satisfaction questionnaires.

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mental health problems, evaluation, peer support;
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