What is Peer Support?

Peer support is support provided between one or more people who have similar or shared experiences, and who recognise each other as peers.

These similar or shared experiences provide conditions for mutuality, trust, equality, respect and understanding. This can be offered professionally (Peer Support Work), or informally (such as through friendships and support groups).

Mental health peer support can bring a range of benefits, such as friendship, empowerment, acceptance, stigma reduction and shared learning and insights for recovery. Mental health peer support workers and programs can also bring about significant improvements in service cultures, towards more recovery-centred and trauma informed approaches.


WA Peer Supporters’ Network

CoMHWA currently hosts the WA Peer Supporters’ Network (WAPSN), a network for and by peer supporters in Western Australia bring news, professional learning, and opportunities to connect with others.

The Network offers a bimonthly (every 2 months) newsletter and a bimonthly network meeting.

Joining the network is free and open to peer supporters, simply email info@peersupportwa.org.au or contact (08) 9258 8911.

Find out more about the Network here!


Find Peer Support

Not sure where to start in finding peer support near you? Contact CoMHWA and we will assist you to identify options.


Our  Peer Support Projects

View our range of Peer Support Projects.






Become a member
  • (08) 9258 8911
  • admin@comhwa.org.au
  • PO Box 176 Cannington WA 6987 31 Manning Road Cannington WA 6987
  • 9am - 5pm