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 sence 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.
A Peer Support worker is available at Grey Bruce Health Services – Owen Sound site to support those who have presented in the ER with a mental health emergency or who are hospitalized in the inpatient Psychiatry Department.
519-371-2121 ex. 2508