Dos & Don’ts’s

Dos & Don’ts’s


  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Respect peoples rights to make their own decisions
  • Be aware of and set aside your own biases and prejudices
  • Make it clear that if they don’t want help now, they can access it in the future
  • Respect privacy and persons confidentiality
  • Behave appropriate to the persons age, gender and culture


  • Don’t exploit your relationship
  • Don’t ask for any favours in return
  • Don’t make false promises or raise expectations
  • Don’t exaggerate your skills
  • Don’t force help on people, be intrusive or pushy
  • Don’t pressure people into telling their story
  • Don’t share their story with others
  • Don’t judge the person for their feelings or actions


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