Who Can Benefit?
Youth currently coping with a mental health challenge, facing stigma, feeling a lack of support from within their social circle, feeling unfamiliar with the mental health system, or those individuals who have experienced challenges while seeking mental health support may benefit from this program.
The Value Of Peer Support
- Reduces social isolation
- Decreases dependence on emergency services
- Reduction in symptom distress
- Model of hope and paths to recovery
- Emotional and social support
- Empathetic and understanding listening ear
- Resources and strategies gained from personal experience of individual offering support
Who Will You Be Meeting With?
Our staff and youth volunteers offer Peer Support within the One-On-One program. Peer Support staff are offered continuous training and supervision from the program manager.
Our youth volunteers have received Peer Support training, completed WRAP® training, and have extensive experience in providing peer support in both groups and on an individual basis.
- Appointments last approximately 45 minutes at a time
- First Name, Last Name, birth date, and postal code must be shared in order to register
- Confidentiality is maintained at all times within the Peer Support Program
- Freedom to engage and disengage in the program as you wish
- Appointments can be held in-person, over the phone, or via video conferencing service
- Opportunities to speak with different peer supporters should you choose
How To Find Support
Free of charge
No diagnosis required
No referral required
Initial contact with program made through Hope + Me Telephone Warm Line
Speak with a Program Navigator to ensure the program will be a good fit
Peer Support is offered currently on the phone, or through Zoom video chat