Everyone needs a good support network and our lives are made better by having people to encourage us and help us out when we need it.
Informal supports are the many forms of helpfulness and assistance people freely give to each other in daily life. This could include support a person receives from their parents, siblings, other family members, friends, acquaintances, colleagues, neighbours and other people in their community.
Sometimes it can be helpful to have a conversation about why informal supports are important and how you can get more informal supports in your life
The QuickGuide in this section can help start a conversation in your peer network about freely given supports.
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