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What is Peer Support and who is it for?
Peer support is created through a trusting, equal and empowering recovery-oriented relationship between two individuals who share a similar experience. This service works with individuals to support their recovery socially, emotionally and practically to empower them in their day-to-day lives.
With the belief that human connection can serve as one of the most powerful tools in recovery and healing, this support service also embodies a mutual understanding of expectations, self-empowerment, self-awareness and accountability. Grounded in self-determination, hope for the future, and a holistic approach to wellness,
Peer Support is free from judgement, as together, we will navigate your individual journey of healing. Peer support is not about focusing on the illness or disability but instead works with your ability to make conscious choices about how you choose to better your whole health and mental wellness.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health recovery and or addiction challenges, please connect with us directly at email@example.com or call 705-726-5033.
For those impacted by loss due to suicide:
- Peer Support is available for anyone who may have lost a loved one to suicide. If you are looking to speak with someone who has experienced a loss like this, our team can connect you with a trained Peer Supporter who can offer connection and emotional support. We are hear to provide a safe and confidential space, free from judgement, in what we know is an incredibly difficult time. Please connect with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-726-5033.
- We also offer groups currently being facilitated virtually from a place of lived experience and inclusivity. If you are interested in attending any of the following groups, please send a direct email to email@example.com to request the Zoom link.
- Peer Support Services at CMHA can also be offered individually outside of a group setting. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health recovery and or addiction challenges, please connect with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-790-5792 for more information.