Peer Support

Peer support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience, such as a mental health or substance use issues. A Peer Support Worker has lived through similar experiences, and is trained to support others.

Peer Support Training

The Vancouver Mental Health & Substance Use Services Peer Support Program offers formal training to those with lived/living experience of mental health and/or substance use issues that qualifies them to apply for paid work providing support to others living with mental health and/or substance use issues.

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Peer Blog

Interested in learning more about Peer Support? The Peer Support Blog publishes articles that explore peer support & mental health recovery.


Thinking about connecting with a Peer Support Worker? We’ve developed a brochure for people in your very situation. Click the link below to see it.

View Peer Support Brochure

Peer Support Canada

Peer Support Canada provides accreditation for Peer Support Workers