Supporting diversity and inclusion through peer support networks

April 15, 2024

Guest blog

Peer support networks are groups of people who share similar roles, interests, or identities. The networks can be formal or informal, with a variety of purpose and scope but are usually designed to enable members to provide mutual assistance, guidance, and encouragement to each other.

Peer support networks can help promote diversity and inclusion by creating a sense of belonging and community amongst people who may feel isolated or be underrepresented. They can help foster conversations and understanding across differences amongst peer groups and provide a platform for sharing lived experience. And they can also facilitate collaboration in advoating for change within workplaces.

There are a number of peer support networks for people of colour or those from other ethnically minoritised backgrounds across the environment sector. Examples include:

Please visit the websites to find out more about these networks.

If there are other resources such as this we can share, don't hesitate to get in touch!