Emotional support involves expressions of caring, empathy, encouragement and reassurance, and is generally seen to enhance self‐esteem 

Appraisal support includes encouraging persistence and optimism for resolving problems, affirmation of a peer's feelings and behaviours, and reassurance that frustrations can be dealt with

Informational support involves providing advice, suggestions, alternative actions, feedback and factual information relevant to the issue that the peer is dealing with

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