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Support worker scopes of practice

This literature review summarises useful information about support worker scopes of practice to inform conversations with the mental health and addiction sector. It explores the following key questions.

  • What is a scope of practice?
  • Are there examples for support workers in mental health and addiction or other health services overseas? With a focus on International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) countries.
  • What are the features of scopes of practice?
  • What evidence is there to understand how scopes of practice might be developed for support workers, including who needs to be involved and whether a professional body is required?