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Peer Support Worker – Brightshores Health System

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: 

Provides information, education, and consultation to foster self-help, and provide peer support to those who have presented in the Emergency Room with a mental health emergency or who are hospitalized in the inpatient Psychiatry Department. 

Is This Program for Me? 

What We Offer: 

How Do I Get Connected? 

Services are offered directly at Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound site Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Request to speak with the Peer Support Worker. 

Is There a Cost for This Program? 

There is no cost for this program. 

Is There a Waitlist for This Program? 

There is no waitlist for this program.  


Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound (1800 8th St. East, Owen Sound, Ontario) 

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