Support Groups vs. One-on-One Peer Support
When we are faced with life events that stretch our capacity for coping, like receiving a cancer diagnosis, emotional support is a mediator for stress, whether it be support groups or one-on-one support. Balancing the demands of dealing with a cancer diagnosis with emotional support during the journey can offset adverse experiences and even influence your experience of treatment and its outcome. It’s not surprising then that many cancer survivors do search for support groups and more and more, are finding support for themselves and their spouse by searching online for support.
CanCare provides One-on-One Support where trained volunteer survivors and caregivers are connected with client survivors or caregivers for emotional support. When thinking about support, here are some things to consider that distinguish cancer support groups from one-on-one support.