Mental Health Peer Support Project (MHSP), a program of ConnectWell Community Health, provides a safe and welcoming environment for people living with mental health challenges. ConnectWell recognizes the benefits of peer support and committed to providing a high standard of peer support to anyone over 18 years of age.
What is peer support at MHSP?
In general, peer support is a relationship built on common experience. Peer Support at MHSP is a relationship between people who have shared lived experiences with mental health challenges and wellness.
Peer Support Workers have taken training to offer emotional, social and practical support. Peer Support Workers listen and treat every person with respect and dignity. Peer support at MHSP follows Peer Support Canada’s Guidelines for The Practice in Peer Support.
Peer Support Core Values
- Hope and Recovery
- Respect, Dignity and Social Inclusion
- Empathetic and Equal Relationships
- Trust, Authenticity and Integrity
- Lifelong Learning and Personal Growth
- Health and Wellness
How does MHSP offer Peer Support?
We offer peer support through;
- self care and wellness
- learning and personal growth
- creative expression
- social recreation
We form connections with each other, learn new skills, build resilience and work towards goals. People are encouraged to participate to the level they are most comfortable. There are no fees to access our services and programs.
How to reach us…
Mental Health Support Project
88 Cornelia Street West Unit A4,
Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 5K9
613 284-4608 or Toll free 1-877-383-2070
For more information about MHSP events and workshops, please click here.