Peer Led Workshops

The Peer Led Workshops program offers free workshops and support groups led by individuals who have lived/living experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Using a Psychosocial Rehabilitation approach, our workshops focus on empowering people to be active participants in their recovery and well-being.
Everyone is welcome to attend!

Coping with Uncertainty

Feeling stressed by the news of the day? Join others to explore strategies to help cope with uncertainty and manage stress. Developed during the pandemic, this virtual 4-session series looks at stress, worry, anxiety, and common thinking traps that can affect our wellbeing.

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Voices & Visions Support Groups

Based on the international Hearing Voices Network model, Voices & Visions Support Groups are peer-led support groups that explore living well with voices, visions, and other unique sensory experiences and/or beliefs. Voices & Visions Support Groups are intended as safe(r), supportive spaces where people can speak openly about their experiences without fear of judgment, exchange strategies and ideas, and build community. There are both virtual and in-person options, depending on what works best for you.

Open to those with lived/living experience and their supporters!

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Plan for Wellness & Recovery (PWR)

In this 5-session series, we develop an individualized Plan in which participants can keep track of what does and does not work for them in maintaining wellness and managing periods of feeling unwell so they can live their best lives. Participants are encouraged to reflect on themselves, what they are like when they are well, identify stressors and develop wellness strategies to improve their well-being.

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Talking With Your Doctor

Get the most out of your time with your doctor!

Peer facilitators lead this 1.5 hour interactive workshop to empower patients to be active participants in their health care. An active patient asks questions, voices concerns and has opinions about their care which they share with their doctor(s) and other healthcare professionals. Using the PACE framework, we explore common challenges with doctor-patient interactions and learn techniques on how to improve them.

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Your Recovery Journey

Many wonder if it is indeed possible for a person living with mental illness to accomplish goals, reconnect with self and others, and recapture meaning and purpose in life.

This workshop offers 5 interactive weekly sessions, each two hours long, facilitated by people in recovery who can offer valuable information to help you on your recovery journey.

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