Peer supporters are champions of the LGBTIQA+ community, and we want to have their backs.
The LGBTIQA+ community is powered by people with lived experience stepping into leadership roles, to create positive social change via peer support.
From July to December 2022 our Queer Youth Peer Supporters Program brought together current facilitators from community run LGBTIQA+ youth peer support programs to build up a support network for the people who support others.
Our goal is to collaborate with South Australian community facilitators of peer support to deepen a strong and resilient network for people who support our community. By coming together we can share learnings about different experiences of community organising, develop new skills, and access resources.
We ran regular sessions that provided a platform for LGBTIQA+ youth peer supporters to come together, talk about the challenges they face, what makes a successful peer supporter, highlighting best practices and enhance skills that encourage a healthy and sustainable practice.