Peer Support is about helping another person move on with their life – to recover. It is the act of people who have had similar experiences with a mental health and/or addiction issue giving each other encouragement, hope, assistance, guidance, and understanding that aids in recovery.Continue readingAbout Peer Support
Self Help & Peer Support Programs and Services
Self Help & Peer Support services are provided by people and for people who have experienced a mental health and/or addiction issue.
We believe recovery is possible!
Our goal: to promote the normalizing of mental health issues, to eliminate its stigma, to end discrimination, and to provide opportunities for the empowerment, acceptance, and overall wellness of people living with mental health challenges. Beautiful Minds provides quality educational programs that focus on positive mental health and the reduction of stigma. We work with […]Continue readingBeautiful Minds
Self Help & Peer Support services are a part of CMHA Waterloo Wellington. See what else CMHA WW has to offer.Continue readingCMHA WW’s Programs and Services
Self Help & Peer Support offers the services of the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for individuals who have experience with the mental health and/or addiction system, and are interested in self-employment or starting their own business. With a self help approach, the participant is actively involved with every aspect of developing their business. Read more.Continue readingEntrepreneurship
Living with mental health and/or addiction issues and want to check out a Self Help & Peer Support group or access 1:1 peer support? Our groups do not require any intake or registration and there is not waiting to join! See our calendars for a detailed schedule. Each Self Help & Peer Support site contains […]Continue readingSelf Help Sites & Recovery Centres
Founded in 1999 by Judith Rosenberg, Spark of Brilliance is a peer-driven, community-based mental health initiative that provides creative experiences that foster healing and recovery through the arts. Workshops take place in a safe, welcoming environment and are open to adults living with mental health and/or addictions issues. Workshops are available in Guelph and Kitchener […]Continue readingSpark of Brilliance
The Centre for Excellence in Peer Support envisions a mental health and additions system where peer support is available at every juncture of the system. We strengthen the practice of peer support by: Providing consultation and training on how to successfully implement and supervise peer staff roles Offering ongoing supervision, mentoring, and support to peer […]Continue readingThe Centre for Excellence in Peer Support
What to Expect from Virtual Peer Support As of mid-March 2020, with the Covid 19 Pandemic, we have shifted from in-person services to providing peer support through video and telephone only. This document helps you to know what to expect when you reach out for virtual support from Self Help & Peer Support services (SH&PS). […]Continue readingWhat to Expect from Virtual Peer Support