Peer Outreach Workers are trained mental health professionals whose perspectives are enhanced by their lived experience with mental health concerns. Peer staff inspire hope and demonstrate the possibility of recovery.
“Recovery is an ongoing journey that starts with hope, optimism and the fundamental belief that recovery is possible. Every pathway to recovery is unique, marked by achievements and setbacks, that leads to self-determination and an improved quality of life.” – Olivia Chessman (Peer Outreach)
- Your voice and the knowledge that comes from your lived experience
- Empowerment and advocacy
- Self-determination and equality
- Supports are self-directed, person-centered and recovery focused
- Everyone has the innate desire to enhance their quality of life
- Your mental health concern does not define you
- Recovery is possible
Peer Outreach Groups
Facilitated by peer staff, Peer Outreach Groups give you the opportunity to meet others in the community while working on improving and maintaining your wellness. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: self-esteem, emotional regulation, coping and wellness strategies, and goal setting. In addition, recreational activities are offered as a creative and therapeutic outlet.
Note: If you have a concern, please see our Complaints and Concerns page or contact the program manager, Christine Crough.