What Should I Look For in a Support Person?
Sometimes, the people who can help you the most are not the people who are closest to you. They may not be the people you first expect. Who is able to help also depends on many things. This includes their personality, skills, level of empathy, and the amount of free time they have.
Some qualities people have found helpful in their support people are:
- A sense of humour
- Strong faith
- Good listener
- Good cook
- Can drive
You may also meet people in your health care team who may help you with your needs. These people may play a special role in helping you talk about and understand your needs and can connect you to the right resources.