Peer support workers have lived experience with mental illness and or addictions and intentionally share parts of their lived experience and recovery journey in their role as a supporter. This fosters a connection and a sense of hope while promoting coping strategies and self-help. Peer support workers provide one-to-one and group peer support to help with system navigation, encouragement of self-advocacy, general listening, support, and skill development.
Goals & Objectives:
- Equip people who are living with serious mental illness with information, education, and consultation to foster self-help, peer support and networking.
- Promote effective communication and coordination amongst system stakeholders.
Is This Program for Me?
- You are 16 years of age or older.
- You are seeking support from peers with lived experience in mental health and/or addictions.
What We Offer:
- One-to-one support and consultation
- Assistance with accessing services and navigating the mental health system
- Psycho-educational support groups and workshops
- A free lending library offering educational resources regarding mental health and overall well-being.
How Do I Get Connected?
- Anyone can make a referral. For more information, please call the office at 519-371-3642 (or toll-free at 1-888-451-2642).
- Call our Central Referral and Intake Team at 519-371-3642 ext. 3212. This team is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Is There a Cost for This Program?
There is no cost for this program.
Is There a Waitlist for This Program?
Wait times for this program vary based on a variety of factors. Please call our office for the current projected wait time.
- 1024 2nd Ave. East, Owen Sound
- Other locations throughout Grey Bruce as per scheduled request
To learn more about our WRAP program, please click here: WRAP PosterCMHA