Peer support groups: where people support each other
The Peerconnect website provides practical information about peer networks in Australia. Its focus is on the disability community.
A peer support network is where people get together as equals to provide support to each other because of similar experiences or circumstances in their life. There is evidence that peer support can help people feel more confident, knowledgeable, capable, and less isolated.
Find a Peer Network takes you to a list of peer networks around Australia.
Setting up and running peer networks contains many useful fact sheets and video clips that can help you set up and run a peer support network.
Peer Network Stories is a collection of stories from peer networks and their members across Australia.
There are many benefits of peer support. You can read about them in this paper Why Peer Support Is Awesome
In the video below members of the Families4Families Peer Support Network share what being part of a network means to them.
Peerconnect was created from funding by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.