Peer support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience. A certified Peer Supporter is trained to support others and can provide an ear to listen or provide support to bridge a gap in service for individuals seeking mental health and substance use support services.
For Youth & Young Adults
Peer Support services for BC young people and their caregivers
Virtual Drop-In counselling sessions, youth and caregiver peer support, primary care and group offerings to young people and their caregivers.
Groups & Workshops online for young people ages 12-24 and their caregivers across BC!
No referral required
No assessment required
Services are free and confidential
FamilySmart™ Parent & Youth in Residence (PIR &YIR) - provides peer support, mentoring, system navigation and access to information & resources for families of children, youth and/or young adults who have mental health and/or substance use challenges. Families-caregivers
Youth Space Chat Support
Youthspace.ca is an online crisis & emotional support chat. We listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous. Available to people under the age of 30.
For Varried Age Groups
Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre
(HOpe Centre in North Vancouver)
Peer Navigation - one-on-one connection and emotional support. Peer Navigators are trained volunteers who can provide an empathic, non-judgmental listening ear.
To connect call (604)353-8235, email or fill out the form in this link.
Suicide Loss Peer Support
Support for Suicide Loss is a support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. It is a group of caring, compassionate individuals who have all experienced suicide loss.
Online Peer Support is available to people of ages 14 and up, anywhere in Canada, who are experiencing disordered eating, weight, or body image issues.
Canadian Red Cross
Friendly Calls 1-833-474-0360
Free-to-access phone-based program that aims to help adult participants address feelings of loneliness and isolation.
For Health Care Workers
Care to Speak is a peer support service that provides emotional and psychological help to healthcare workers.
Call or chat with us online; it’s free and confidential.
CALL 1-866-802-7337 (PEER)
Monday to Friday, 5pm - 9pm, & Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10:00am - 2:00pm.