PEER SUPPORT WORKS.
Our wellness centre provides hope through peer support, social recreation, education, networking and advocacy for those living with mental illness, and their loved ones.
WHAT IS PEER SUPPORT
"Peer Support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery. Peers offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people"
Mead, S. (2003); Solomon, P.(2004).
Peer support can be an effective prevention strategy, can moderate the effects of life-challenging events and provide a sense of empowerment. Research also indicates that peer support can help a person gain control over their symptoms, reduce hospitalization, offer social support and improve quality of life.
Hours: Monday-Friday from 10:30am-2:30pm
All services are free and confidential
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