Peer support for mothers with postnatal depression: A pilot study

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An exploratory pilot study by a health visitor (nurse) researcher (Cust, 2016) sought to identify whether the support, on a one-to-one basis, from a volunteer Peer Support Worker (PSW) would assist in the reduction of Postnatal Depression (PND) in new mothers.



The result suggested that volunteer peer support does have a positive effect on a mother’s wellbeing.