Peer Networks are a great way to build connections with your peers, sharing information with and learning from those with lived experience of disability.
WA Peer-to-Peer Networks
The Peer-to-Peer Networks WA project is for people living with disability and/or mental health concerns along with their family members and carers, in order to link to peer support initiatives that can:
- build personal connections
- assist with access to and sharing of information
- share learning from peers
People tell us (and research backs it up) that disabled people and their family members and carers are often more comfortable sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences with their peers through informal and natural conversations, rather than engaging formally with service providers. It is the conversations with our peers that provide us with new and creative ideas within a safe place where we can share information and knowledge about the NDIS and relevant topics.
Supports and services delivered by the NDIS provide a platform for people and/or families to connect and share information and learn tips and tricks about how to navigate their NDIS journey.
- Joining a Peer Support Network is a great way to build connections with people living with disability and sometimes family members of people living with disability.
- Joining a network will give you access to a support group of people you can talk to about things that are important to you and who you can share information with and learn from.
- You can also work together with your network to advocate for things that are important to you.
- Networks are free to join and come in all shapes and sizes. There is no one-size-fits-all model.
You can join a network that’s close to where you live, one with people who live with similar disability, one with people who share a specific interest or identity, or a network that only meets on the internet.
For Peer Support Networks connecting on line; it is important to be cyber safety aware.
Stay Smart Online provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online, as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond.
Peer networks recognise the need for social connection
We feel supported when we stay connected to each other