This team provides education, information and peer support to foster self-help, networking and leadership development for adults with serious mental illness. It offers workshops, presentations and one-to-one and group peer support, as well as information and support groups.
Our Peer Support Workers have lived experience with mental illness and have participated in training aimed at helping others with a serious mental illness learn to live the best life they can. The Peer Support Workers provide one-to-one and group peer support. Individual support can include; system navigation, encouragement of self-advocacy, general listening and skill development. Individual support can also consist of one-to-one WRAP training.
WRAP stands for “Wellness Recovery Action Planning” and it is a nine week program where individuals learn to identify their own personal triggers, strengths, coping skills, support systems and crisis plans. WRAP is also offered in a nine session group format. Other groups include; “Coping with a Mental Illness” and a “Mood Disorders Support Group”.
Groups provide individuals with an opportunity to meet other people who may be facing similar challenges. This peer-led shared learning environment fosters a sense of strength and togetherness.
Contact the Consumer/Survivor Development Program:
1024 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H7