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Table 1 The peer support projects

From: Mothers’ accounts of the impact on emotional wellbeing of organised peer support in pregnancy and early parenthood: a qualitative study

  Primary target group Location Type of peer support Period of support Initial Training for volunteers
1 Women with very complex needs London Small team of volunteers Pregnancy, at birth, to 12 weeks postnatal (longer if needed) 40 h
2 Women in local area London 1:1 volunteer Pregnancy to 3 months postnatal (longer if needed) 36 h
3 First time mothers in local area London 1:1 volunteer Pregnancy to 8 months postnatal 72 h
4 Women receiving maternity care from a specific hospital trust London 1:1 volunteer Pregnancy to 12 months postnatal 8 h
5 Refugees and asylum seekers North of England 1:1, 2:1 volunteers Pregnancy to 2 years postnatal 30 h
6 Young women and women experiencing difficult circumstances North of England 1:1 volunteer, groups Pregnancy to 2 years postnatal 30 h
7 Women from minority ethnic communities; young women North of England 1:1 volunteer, groups Pregnancy to 2 years postnatal 30 h
8 Women living with HIV London 1:1 volunteer, group Pregnancy and short period postnatal; 6–12 visits 36 h
9 Women with depression/
anxiety
West of England 1:1 paid peer supporter or volunteer, group Pregnancy and postnatal.
Group has 12 sessions; 1:1 for 6 weeks (more if needed)
In development
10 Women with depression/
anxiety
North of England 1:1 counselling from paid peer counsellors, drop in group Pregnancy and postnatal, as required Peer counsellors trained in counselling