All About Peer Support
A peer support network is where people get together as equals to provide support to each other and share knowledge about similar experiences or circumstances in their life. There is evidence that peer support can help people feel more confident, knowledgeable, capable, and less isolated. It's a great feeling to connect with others who share your experiences.
www.peerconnect.org.au is a website with information about how to find an existing peer network and also information about how to start one.
Explore the below videos to learn more about peer networks.
Kate Strohm of Siblings Australia shares her experience of starting a peer network.
Gillian from Families4Families talks about how vital peer support was for regaining a sense of self after she aquired a brain injury.
Tim shares how peer support helped him through a challenging time, and gave him the courage to stand up for himself.
Several members of Families4Families share what peer support has meant for them.