Peer Support

There are various opportunities to engage in support from trained individuals often referred to as peers or Hepfriends. These peers can support you to access testing and treatment as well as provide practical experience, empathy and often lived experience.

In collaboration with Hepcare Europe, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Community Response HepFriends (or peers) are available in various agencies across the country including the following: Community Response, Coolmine, Chrysalis and SAOL.


Individuals who function as Hepfriends go through a certified training programme in conjunction with the Mater Hospital.


Hepfriend’s deliver support to those impacted by Hepatitis C across the country including probation and prison services in partnership with the Red Cross.