Peer support

Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Peer support networks can be a great place to share personal experiences and emotional, social or practical help. Peer support groups can be both online groups and face to face groups.

Queenslanders with Disability run different peer support groups including specialist groups from under 35’s and over 65’s.

Side by Side, run by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Disability Network organize yarning circles for mob with disability to get together.

Queensland Collective for Inclusive Education run peer support groups for people wanting to advocate for an inclusive education for children in their care.

Limbs 4 Life are a national organisation who connects volunteer peer support volunteers with lived experience of limb loss with those becoming amputees.