One-on-one individual support

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

In this model, patients who share the same condition are brought together with a health care provider or team of providers to address their self-management challenges.

Support groups are gatherings of people who share common experiences, situations, problems or conditions. In these gatherings, people are able to mutually offer emotional and practical support.

This type of peer support is provided through regular phone calls. Mobile Phone-based support: This type of peer support is provided through a combination of phone calls and text messages.

These programs use the Internet to mobilize peer support, including Internet-based support groups and e-mail reminders.