Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Forms of peer support include:

  • community groups    
  • mentoring    
  • befriending    
  • self-help groups    
  • online communities    
  • support groups    

Support is based on sharing experiences 

Peer support can improve your emotional health, wellbeing and sense of belonging.

A vital part of peer support is mutual respect; peer support aims to help both those giving and receiving support. Everyone's experiences are treated as equally important, so you might find this gives you a different experience to more traditional support options.