Category Archives: Workplace examples

Workplace: Peer support at the SHRC

The Self-Help Resource Centre not only facilitates and promotes peer support in the community, it also practices peer support in the workplace. Peer support has The SHRC helps people find support groups through its massive database. It also facilitates peer support groups in the community, in schools and universities. To be able to acknowledge my own challenges as a leader… Read more »

We are people at work – CMHA

Peer support and workplace mental health are powerful when we connect them to stories. The team at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Calgary has produced a video about experiences of peer and workplace support within the police, financial and oil industries. You can be a mental health champion to make changes in people’s lives and the work place. They… Read more »

Freelancers facing #isolation need #peersupport

Every day, at coffee shops across Toronto, humans plug themselves into laptops. As writers, consultants, entrepreneurs and other freelancers we have the freedom to work anywhere, but we face less certainty and more isolation. Isolation and financial uncertainty can lead to emotional distress, substance abuse, low productivity and sadness. How many tweets and likes can compensate for this? What role… Read more »

Peer Support after the Election

Elections are hard. Election losses are harder. Work at campaign offices can be invigorating but often it is a slog. Lots of volunteers come for the cause but stay for the people (and pizza, samosas and my namesake Timbits). In the moments after the loss in the 2015 federal election, there were lots of cathartic tears at the Rathika Sitsabaiesan… Read more »