Why self-management matters FAQs What is peer support? 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.