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Patient, Volunteer, Chair
Blog: Nov. 10/18
Social-emotional support for peers - patients and family members - from Canada
Nov.1/17 to Oct. 31/18*
5 individual contacts, 3 hours per month
*12 month totals
58 individual contacts, 32 hours
35 groups, 67 hours, 62 people
We follow a Peer Support model that does not hold bio-medical intervention or treatment at the forefront. Peer Support “is the emotional, informational, and practical support from and for people with lived experiences, to cultivate mutual empowerment. Peer support initiatives are run by and for the participants..."
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL - Group and Individual
INFORMATIONAL – Blog, Facebook Public and Peer Community Pages, Website, and Archive
PRACTICAL - More examples will follow
A permanent trained Peer Support Volunteer (PSV) moderates groups and provides individual support., and is responsible for up-to-date informational (psychosocial) resources.