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Peer Support is Official – MHCC

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a mouthful of experts, acronyms and data. It has studied and created standards for Peer Support and has found that: Peer support works. Empowerment and the development of personal resourcefulness — the foundation of peer support — not only improves people’s lives but also saves money by reducing the use of more formal… Read more »

Act Now: Peer Support – Stéphane Grenier

Today is a good time to move from “let’s talk” to “let’s do peer support”. In a recent chat, Stéphane Grenier, of Mental Health Innovation Consulting (MHIC), shared his lessons and insights about the power and value of peer support in the workplace. Peer supporters are not just friends or therapists. Peer supporters help their peers face challenges head on… Read more »

KEEP CALM

Campion Brown   October 31, 2015   No Comments on KEEP CALM

Stay calm. Relax. Don’t cry. Why are these our first instincts when faced with a person in difficulty or crisis? Peer support is all about listening and being with someone in a moment of stress or distress. The peer supporter is not responsible for fixing the peer in distress. The goal is to avoid server and served, expert and client… Read more »

Help? I don’t need help

When we face stress, asking for help can be scary, but it can also be very powerful. Peer support works because the helper and helped share experiences and mutual support and learning.  Peer support can help you when you are facing work stress, client demands, family crises, rocky relationships, substance abuse, and mental health distress. Get it together, get going,… Read more »

What is peer support?

Peer support is about listening, sharing and helping. People, who have been there, help other people who are going through similar challenges and life situations. Peers are individuals who share experiences, backgrounds and struggles. Peers are not necessarily friends but are people who can give support and maintain boundaries. Peer support happens in different contexts: common mental health challenges addiction… Read more »