Peer support

peer support for tuberculosis patientsYou have the possibility to speak on the phone or exchange messages with a peer supporter according to your needs. The service is available in Finnish or English on Mondays and Thursdays at an agreed time. The peer supporter has undergone peer support training. They will have time to listen and discuss day to day things with you.

Peer support for a patient is mutual support from people who have had the same illness or similar life experiences. A peer support person will walk alongside you and help you to get through the treatments associated with your illness. Peer support is confidential and voluntary.

To receive more information and the contact details of a peer support person contact: Marianne Helander, tel. 044 771 7712,

Peer supporters have undergone OLKA’s Toivo- training.