The purpose of this article focuses on peer support workers who were previous ex-users of psychiatric services within the health care team. At the beginning, it was an eponymous experimentation begining in 2010. What is the aim? To improve treatment being offered to patients, and collaboration with health professionnals, to improve the participation, integration and recovery of patients. The peer support worker has experiential knowledge. This knowledge could have benefits for peers (through peer counselling) and for health professionnals. This innovation instead raise questions in relation to their involvement, collaboration, professionnali-zation and the development of occupationnal therapy.
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