About Team Up

Team Up is a project of Council for Intellectual Disability (CID), Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) and Diversity and Disability Alliance (DDA). We are funded by the NSW Government.

We offer:

So what is peer support?

Peers are people like you, sharing common interests or common experiences.

People Like You
People Like You
Coming Together
Coming Together
Sharing Advice
Sharing Advice
Solving Problems
Solving Problems
Getting Things Done
Getting Things Done


Peer support
brings people together to share advice and solve problems.

It is a powerful way to make changes in your own life and in your community.

For more, you can watch our videos of peer support in action.

Ibby's Story

My name is Abrahim Darouiche, or Ibby, and I am 26 years old. I have a physical disability known as neuro-muscular dystrophy.

I work as a peer facilitator with the Diversity and Disability Alliance (DDA) and as a peer mentor, where I form one-on-one relationships with a person with disability or their family member.

Before I joined DDA, I felt socially isolated. I found it difficult to communicate with others and my conversations were really short. I wanted to avoid people.

When I was told about DDA and the Peer2Peer cafes that they were running, I was a bit unsure about whether this was the right thing for me.

A Peer2Peer cafe is an information session run by people with disability, for people with disabilities, their family, friends and allies, on a particular topic they need help and support with.

The room was filled with positive energy and the participants were interacting with the facilitators. It reminded me of my days back at university and college, where I used to help people with their studies.

Helping others to achieve their goals, was always a passion of mine. Just the act of helping others makes me feel good inside. I knew then what I wanted to do. I wanted to become a facilitator.

Read Ibby's full story here.

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