Compeer Results

2015 Compeer Annual Survey


The Compeer model is recognized as a best practice for recovery by the American Psychological Association.

Compeer’s programs are routinely recognized for achieving measurable results:
  • Our volunteer mentoring relationships build self-confidence and independence.
  • Our programs save precious health-care dollars by reducing hospitalization costs.
  • All those involved in our programs – the people we serve, volunteers and therapists – give us outstanding effectiveness ratings, ranging from 94 percent to 100 percent satisfaction.

In an annual survey of Compeer locations of people served, therapists and volunteers involved in our programs, all reported outstanding improvement in several areas. View the latest International Compeer Inc. Annual Survey Report detailing key findings. Also, view the survey results for the US, Australia,Pennsylvania, and New York State

People being treated for serious mental illness achieve a significant increase in social support and personal well-being, as a result of being matched in a Compeer mentoring relationship, according to a study published in the Community Mental Health Journal. View the published article from the Boston University study.

Friendship Really Matters: Read the latest study of the Compeer Model from research conducted by Dr. Ann Montclaire, principal author, in Victoria, Australia.

This project was supported by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the William Buckland Foundation, and published in 2011.

“Compeer is truly one of the outstanding mental health programs of the last three decades. Perhaps the biggest benefit of the Compeer program is the degree to which it has contributed to the decreased stigma of the mentally ill.”

Dr. John McIntyre
Vice President,
Unity Behavioral Health

Past President
American Psychiatric Association