Peer support is provided through one-on-one basis. Delivered through face-to-face or by phone, this offers opportunities for very individualized approaches that are tailored to a participant’s needs.It is often used when a program targets individuals with high needs, who require intense interventions such as individual counseling and frequent follow up.
In some cultures where family values and relationship is extremely important (e.g., Chinese), peer support may need to be provided to the family of a participant in order to facilitate behavioral change. When serving certain populations, peer support for the whole family or their caregivers such as kids with asthma, children with Type 1 diabetes
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. There are different types of peer support, but they all aim to: – bring together people with shared experiences to support each other– provide a space where you feel accepted and understood– treat everyone’s experiences as being equally important– involve both giving