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Advantages of social support

Social support is accessing one’s network of family, friends and peers for understanding, care or support.

Social support has been found to enhance capacity to cope among people caring for others and can be a buffer to the negative effects of stress. Social support is considered a vital resource for managing stress in life and careers.

Connection in the form of social support has been found to positively influence a decline in Professional Quality of Life scale scores for compassion fatigue and burnout.

View below for examples of social support



Peers, work colleagues

Connecting with my colleagues has helped me to feel supported through stressful experiences, just sharing my experience with someone who understands gives me strength, knowing I am not alone.

Care professional Victoria

Consider your social support network

Take a moment to consider your social support network and capture the supports that are preferable to you.

Go to page 9, activity 11 in your workbook. 

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.