Understanding Peer Support: Definition and Purpose (part 2)

two individuals walking alongside each other.The goal of peer support is to: 

  • Provide emotional support and understanding to individuals who share a common experience.
  • Offer practical help and guidance with navigating challenges related to the shared experience.
  • Foster a sense of community and belonging among individuals who share a common experience.
  • Increase coping skills and resilience among individuals who share a common experience.
  • Provide a safe space for individuals to express themselves without fear of judgement. 

 Examples of topics that may be discussed during peer support include: 

  • Navigating support services and resources available for the specific experience or condition. 
  • Coping with the emotional and practical challenges that come with the shared experience. 
  • Sharing strategies for managing symptoms. 
  • Discussing mental health and wellness. 
  • Providing ideas or resources to help overcome day-to-day challenges. 

 The next page will expand on the topic.

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