We are delighted to announce that we have now completed recruitment to the UPSIDES randomised controlled trial (RCT) of peer support work (PSW). Over 600 participants have been recruited in Germany (Ulm, Hamburg), Israel, India, Uganda and Tanzania. UPSIDES is the largest PSW RCT ever conducted in terms of sample size, the only multi-national trial, and the only PSW evaluation not fully conducted in high-income settings. We are really proud of this achievement, especially given the impact of the global pandemic.
We now shift our focus to the continued running of the trial, which will enable us to understand the impact of peer support work in different resource settings.
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