Peer Support

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 a warm ear to listen. Talk with a knowledgeable and compassionate peer supporter about your mental health challenges and about navigating the mental health system, resources, and supports.

For Youth | Young Adults

Foundry Virtual

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

  • Free and confidential

For Adults

Suicide Loss Peer Support

Support for Suicide Lossis 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.

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 All Ages

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 keltyhope@cmha.bc.ca or fill out the form at  the bottom of this link.​

For Youth | Young Adults

Youth Space Chat Support

Youthspace.ca - online crisis & emotional support chat. We listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous. Available to those under 30 yrs old.

QMUNITY 

Youth Support - Programs consist of group drop-in spaces, our Bras, Binders, and Breast Forms Exchange Program, one-on-one support, and referrals and resources for LGBTQ2SAI+ youth ages 25 and under.

For Adults

Family Smart

Parent Peer Support

 

Parents need support too. 

Family Smart Peer Supporters are also parents of kids with mental health challenges. We are here for you and we want to help.

Peer Support services are free. No waitlist. We get it.

Find helpful resources informed by youth and families on how to best work together.

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)

Available:
Monday to Friday, 5pm - 9pm, & Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm.

For Youth | Young Adults

Looking Glass

Offers three peer support programs to people age 14 and up, who are experiencing disordered eating, weight or body image issues:

Hand in Hand *age 16 and older

Online Peer Support

Personal Recovery Space

Navigating eating disorder support and treatment options can be challenging and costly. These peer support programs are available to all genders, are offered at no cost, with no limit to frequency of usage. 

For Adults

Want to make a difference in the Whistler community and learn how to provide kind, thoughtful, and meaningful support and increase your knowledge of local mental health resources?  WCSS hosts a Peer Educator Program where participants will be trained to listen, empathize, make referrals to mental wellness resources in the community and foster healthy, meaningful connections for Whistler residents. 

 

Interested? Email Lisa at 

lisa@mywcss.org for more details.

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