- Provide information, guidance and emotional support to patients who have experienced a serious health issue.
- Help patients confront challenging issues and emotions.
- Offer a network of peers to help those experiencing a health issue to not feel alone.
- Encourage patients to partner in their care.
Check this video highlighting the benefits of having a peer mentor program.
Current Peer Mentor Programs
Peer support is rooted in the belief that no one needs to travel their health care journey alone. Indeed, when patients can meet with and learn from individuals who have gone through similar health challenges, it often makes their experience easier and healing process more effective.