A Broader View of Peer Support
Reports from the 2016 National Peer Support Conference
Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30pm
Atlantic Superstore – Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The From Recovery to Discovery Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by any type of mental illness.
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 6:30 pm
A Mental Health Peer Support Group Meeting Focusing on A Broader View of Peer Support: Reports from the 2016 National Peer Support Conference
During this week’s interactive conversation we will hear about the National Conference on Peer Support that took place April 27-29 in Toronto where peer workers, supporters, professionals, clinicians, managers all came together to share insights, explore options and promote the culture of peer support throughout Canada.
As we learn more of what peer support looks like in other places we can reflect on what peer support looks like here in Nova Scotia and explore what other possibilities might be to grow peer support as a vital part of the continuum of mental health services and supports that are needed to recover and live well with mental health illness and mental health problems.
About the From Recovery to Discovery (FR2D) Mental Health Peer Support Group
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is special because it moves beyond the expectation of simply existing with minimal symptoms of mental illness. Our message is that we all have the opportunity to manifest our strengths, to recover a sense of empowerment, and to live with meaning and purpose. Through the mutual sharing of our own wisdom and experience, we are reminded to reach for hope and fulfillment in our lives, and to help one another realize our potential.
The FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group is open to anyone living with any type of mental illness or mental health problem. There is no cost to attend. The meeting format generally involves an interactive presentation on topics of interest to the group in the first hour, and a group discussion during the second hour.
To download the FR2D Mental Health Peer Support Group's meeting flyer (PDF), please click here.
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Todd MacMillan, Operations Support, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by phoning 902-465-2601 (toll free 1-800-465-2601) or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Lisa Corra, Peer Support Facilitator, Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, by sending an email to email@example.com.