What is peer support?

peer support


Peer support is when people support each other by sharing experiences and challenges that they have in common.

At Counterpart, peer support is provided by trained Peer Support Volunteers. They understand what it is like to be a woman who has cancer, as they have all had a cancer diagnosis of their own.

Our Peer Support Volunteers can:

  • listen to you
  • give you time and space to talk through your feelings
  • help you find reliable information
  • direct you to services that provide practical help, medical advice or support
  • share ideas and tips to help you look after your wellbeing
  • help you find ways to adjust to life following a cancer diagnosis.

Our volunteers will not provide medical, legal or financial advice or counselling.


Find out more

How can I speak with a Peer Support Volunteer?

Peer support for women with advanced/metastatic cancer

Peer support in your own language

How could peer support help my patient?

Refer a patient

Meet our volunteers

Become a Peer Support Volunteer