Distinguishing Peer Support: Compare and Contrast (Part 2)
The video below discusses the unique benefits of peer support and how it differs from other forms of support.
- How does peer support differ from professional support?
- In what ways do you think having a shared experience can enhance the effectiveness of peer support?
- How do you think professional support and peer support can complement each other?
- Can you think of a situation where peer support would be more appropriate than professional support and vice versa?
It's important to note that both forms of support, professional and peer support, can be valuable and complement one another. Professional support can provide expert advice and guidance, while peer support can offer understanding and validation based on shared experiences. The following page delves into core competencies of effective peer support.