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Peer Support

Peer support can be defined as an emotional and practical supportive relationship between people with lived experience. A peer support worker is trained to support others and can be a valuable service on the spectrum of mental health care and support. A compassionate peer support worker provides encouragement toward health and recovery, while also helping to navigate mental health resources.

Canadian Red Cross

Free-to-access phone-based program that aims to help adult participants (18+) address feelings of loneliness and isolation.

1-833-474-0360

Foundry Virtual BC

Peer support for any young person in BC between the ages of 12-24.

Also offering family peer support for parents/caregivers of young people in BC.

Serious Mental Illness Society

Pathways SMI family peer support Volunteers provide support, guidance and information to families, partners and friends of a loved one with a serious mental illness.

Whistler Community Serivices 

Learn how to provide empathetic, thoughtful, meaningful, and resourceful support to those around you. Join the WCSS Mental Health Ambassador Program.

Care to Speak

A peer support service that provides emotional and psychological help to health and social support workers.

1-866-802-7337 Call or Text

CMHA

Canadian Mental Health Association NWV offers Peer Support services at the KDMHRC, HOpe Centre, Lions Gate Hosp.

keltyhope@cmhanorthshore.ca

(604) 353-8235

QMUNITY

Programs consist of group drop-in spaces, one-on-one support, and referrals and resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, ages 25 and under.

Youth Space Chat Support

Online crisis & emotional support chat. Available to those under 30 years of age.

FamilySmart

Peer Supporters are parents of kids & youth with mental health challenges. Find helpful resources informed by youth and families.

Looking Glass

Peer support programs for people age 14+, who are experiencing disordered eating, weight or body image issues.

For all genders; offered at no cost.

Suicide Loss Peer Support

The Adult Bereaved by Suicide Loss Support Group is a group of caring, compassionate individuals who have all experienced suicide loss.

Note: A peer support worker is not a therapist or counsellor, a medical professional, or a crisis line.

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