What is peer support?
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. There are different types of peer support, but they all aim to:
bring together people with shared experiences to support each other
provide a space where you feel accepted and understood
treat everyone's experiences as being equally important
involve both giving and receiving support.
In peer support everyone's views and experiences are equally valued, rather than anyone being seen as more of an expert than others. How much support you give and receive can vary depending on what feels right for you at different times.