What is peer support?
Peer support benefits everyone; it is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Giving and receiving peer support can improve your emotional health, wellbeing and sense of belonging. How you choose to meet up or connect with people is very flexible and depends on your personal preferences. Peer support can happen in person, online, through groups or over the phone.
Peer support allows colleagues to support one another outside of your formal line-management structure and offers a great way to maximise the range of skills and experience held within your service. Mentoring and buddy schemes can help new staff to understand your organisation faster and can support all staff to gain confidence and develop new skills.
Find out more about peer support and its benefits here.