Benefits of peer support
Peer support refers to some form of help given out by friends, colleagues, or family’Â members when a person is doing something or is in need of something. It may be a’Â need to learn a difficult subject in school, a need to be heard with personal problems,’Â a need to learn a new task, or a need to be assisted in different things. Peer support’Â could be in the form of teaching, assisting, counseling, or simply listening and either’Â way it can provide these benefits:
1. Boost confidence
Having people around that support a person in every concern or battle in life will’Â definitely improve one’s confidence. Some people literally need a helping hand in’Â solving a problem while others may be content of having friends around only when’Â needed. Whether it’s a health problem, a school concern, or an important decision’Â to make at work, having support from peers will brighten one’s spirits.
2. Enhance skills
Support from peers could also benefit people in terms of improved motivation in any’Â activity in life. Through words of encouragement or assistance from friends, one’Â may also learn more and perhaps develop or enhance skills in doing certain things in’Â life.
3. Improve well-being
With strong peer support, people’s emotional and mental well-being will also be’Â boosted. Nothing beats having people to share life’s moments with, including all the’Â ups and downs. In a happy moment, people would love to share these with others’Â and this is also true during tough times in life. With peer support, life will have more’Â value and meaning.
Sometimes peer support is the main thing that makes a person become happy’Â or complete. Life as they say is designed to be shared with other people around.’Â With peer support, many people will basically become content, whether they are
experiencing joy or pain.