Peer support services focus on people with lived experience (PWLE) of mental illness helping each other learn skills to live well, manage their health, and achieve personal recovery. Peer support services are an essential part of the full spectrum of mental health services available and has been shown to compliment traditional clinical care. There is a range of peer support, from informal to structured service embedded in a clinical setting.
CMHA Central offers a mutual peer support environment based on empowering PWLE to make naturally supportive connections in the community. Click on the link to the right to find out more.
For more information on peer support and its benefits, check out the Mental Health Commission of Canada.