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WHAT IS PEER SUPPORT?
Peer support is the process of disclosing personal lived experience and recovery history to provide support, guidance, and inspire hope for others experiencing similar situations with their mental health.
CMHA-PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
CMHA-PEI currently employs eight Peer Support Specialists who offer the following services:
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GOALS OF PEER SUPPORT
CMHA “STILL HERE” PEER SUPPORT GROUP
The Peer support group is intended to be a safe, open environment to support each other in coping with mental health challenges. Still Here is a general mental health check-in style group. No referral or ongoing commitment is needed. Just attend when you need to. All are welcome.
SCHEDULE + GROUP INFORMATION:
CMHA PEI Still Here Charlottetown
Location: Charlottetown Office, 203 Fitzroy Street:
Monday’s – 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Wednesday’s – 6:00PM – 7:30PM
For more information, contact the group leader Ashley at (902) 628-3666 or by email at
CMHA PEI Still Here Montague
Location: Montague Office, 572 Main Street, Montague
Thursday’s – 11:30AM – 1:00PM
For more information contact Meghan Grant, or Allison Ritcey at (902) 838-2489.
CMHA PEI Still Here Summerside
Location: Summerside Office, 61 Duke Street, Summerside
Tuesday’s – 10:30AM – 12:00PM
For more information contact, Chad Barbour at our Summerside Office at (902) 436-7399
CMHA PEI Still Here Alberton
Location: West Prince Office, 1 College Street, Alberton
Wednesday’s – 10:30AM – 12:00PM
For more information contact, Alana Leard at our West Prince Office at (902) 214-2344
Peer Support is the process of disclosing personal experience with mental illness/ addictions and a personal recovery journey to inspire hope and recovery for others. CMHA PEI recognizes the need for formal training and support for peer workers to effectively do this meaningful work.
The Specialized Peer Support Worker Training is a 119-hour program that includes 2 weeks of in-person training, a practicum, and a written and oral exam. The training will equip individuals to use their personal experience to support others by providing specific education, tools, skills, and exposure. For more information and application click here.