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Providing Peer Support

Peer Support, Recovery and Being Well

Peer Support is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the South East Local Health Integration Network. Our agency provides support and services within South East Ontario to people who are living with addiction and/or Mental Health and seeking Peer Support as a ways and means of managing and working toward being well. Many of our staff are Certified in the practices and delivery of Peer Support as per the OPDI Peer Support CORE ESSENTIAL PROGRAM and Certified Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitators through the Copeland Centre for Wellness and Recovery.

*for information specific to the United States Based organization Intentional Peer Support, founded by Shery Mead click here

Peer Support Described – VIDEO

 

Peer Support South East Ontario Recovery opportunities:

Peer Support Centres

  • Providing intentional/deliberate Peer Support
  • Wellness related groups & activities
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning
  • Social Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Resources/Computer Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Nutritional Lunch Program

Community Peer Support

  • Providing one-one intentional/deliberate Peer Support in a community setting
  • Wellness related groups & activities
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning
  • Social Opportunities

Transitional Discharge Model

  • Providing one-one intentional/deliberate Peer Support in a community setting
  • Inpatient groups on Mental Health Units
  • Wellness related groups & activities
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning
  • Social Opportunities

Our guiding principles are:

  • To represent and respect the input from those who access Peer Support.
  • To be adaptable to the needs of  the communities within South East Ontario.
  • To empower people who are experiencing addiction and/or Mental Health issues at all levels of the organization
  • To provide equal access to services, inclusive of French language services.
  • To operate in a transparent fashion.

Our core purpose and values:

“inspiring hope and wellness through intentional Peer Support”

Compassion

We see others through their strengths and use our commitment to energize, engage and inspire.

Empathy

We strive to understand another person’s perspective or circumstance.

Empowerment

We allow Peers to self determine what recovery means to them.
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Encouragement

We use our own lived experiences to help provide hope and inspiration to Peers.

Inclusion

We strive to value and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do.

Patience

We endure every situation, demonstrating self-control and calmness.
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Respect

We treat others the way we want to be treated.

Support

We strive to understand each person’s unique situation and provide support that meets them where they are at.

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