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Table 1 Examples of peer schemes operating in prisons in England and Wales

From: A qualitative synthesis of the positive and negative impacts related to delivery of peer-based health interventions in prison settings

Prison Listeners peer support to alleviate prisoner distress and prevent suicide
Insiders peer support delivered in reception and first night suites
Health trainers peer advice and support on healthy lifestyles and mental health
Toe-by-Toe a peer-based reading scheme to improve prisoner literacy
Health care representatives improving access to health services and service delivery
Peer mentoring provision of positive role models, often for benefit of younger offenders
Prisoner Information Desk (PID) workers signposting to sources of information and support
Peer advisors focused on supporting resettlement, housing and employment