Peer Work Network Meeting – Wednesday December 20, 2023 at 1:30 pm

Celina Ambrosio

Peer Work Network Meeting

December 20, 2023

Wednesday

1:30 pm to 3 pm via Zoom

Contact peerworknetwork@vch.ca for the Zoom link.

Click on this link: peerworknetwork@vch.ca for the Zoom link.

Welcoming Sean Daoust presenting on Peer Assisted Care Teams – PACT “an alternative to police visits for our mental health community”

Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 20th for a presentation and talk hosted by Sean Daoust. Sean has been one of the Peer Support Workers for PACT on the North Shore since its inception in November 2022. Peer Assisted Care Teams (PACT) are here to help community members find the support they need during a crisis. The aim of a PACT is to provide an alternative to police and shift BC’s crisis care to a community led, client-centred, trauma-informed response centred on the mental health and well-being of the affected individual, their family, and their community. A Peer Assisted Care Team is led by a clientcentred organization (CMHA) in an identified local community area. Teams include 2 trained individuals – a Peer Support Worker and a Mental Health Professional.

“Working as a Peer Assisted Care Team member has been beyond rewarding. When our team receives a call from someone who is struggling, whether that be from feelings of anxiety and depression to feelings of hopelessness, I am confident that I can share my personal life experience to help them overcome their challenges. Our team works collaboratively to build trust and understanding with clients in distress, with the ultimate goal of each client walking away with the resources and support they need. I am always grateful to hear success stories and positive feedback from clients: it reminds me just how important our support is to the community.”