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Peer Support Programs
Feb 27, 2023
Our Peer Outreach Workers use their own lived experience with mental health and addiction to walk alongside individuals in their own journey of recovery and wellness. They offer not only supportive listening but also help with navigating the mental health, addiction, and health care systems. This service includes supporting people admitted to hospital for mental health or addiction-related concerns, as well as meeting with people in the community. Peer Outreach workers provide support connecting to services including attending appointments, accessing employment and education supports, as well as any number of other tasks that support identified goals as part of the recovery journey.
Phoenix Peer Support Centre
In Stratford, community members are invited to attend the Phoenix Peer Support Centre, which offers a variety of groups and drop-in peer support services for both youth and adults. Staff and volunteers within this program have their own lived experiences with mental health and addiction recovery, and offer supportive listening and facilitation in connecting to other resources as needed. The Centre is a welcoming space that offers not only a space for individual and group support but also fun activities for connection, such as movie nights, games and crafts!