Peer Support Australia

  • occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other
  • is a system of giving and receiving help, founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful
  • peer support is about people helping people, the understand the professional culture, are easily accessible, and can provide support in a variety of circumstances
  • online social networking sites can provide a practical way of accessing peer support remotely

(SOURCE: FIP Congress 2017: session A2 How to develop people)