What is peer support?
Peer Support Opportunities at MHRC
What do people have to say about peer support?
Thank you and all the staff at MHRC , I enjoyed the peer supporter training and practicum that I received at your organization. The training was very therapeutic and I believe that anyone would benefit from taking the training, whether it be for professional or personal reasons. I felt that I learned not only how to help others but essentially how to help myself. I will continue to recommend this training to fellow co-workers and clients alike as this training was extremely helpful in both my professional and personal life.
- Carolina Bartholomew
Links of interest
Guidelines for the Practice of Peer Support (pdf) Mental Health Commission of CanadaPeer Support Canada (formerly Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada PSACC) website
Journeys: A Peer Support Primer (pdf) Mental Health Rights Coalition
Guidelines for Recovery Oriented Practice(pdf) Mental Health Commission of Canada
Here is a great introduction to the Canadian Recovery Oriented Practice Guidelines (pdf) which can provide an overview and a different perspective
A National Framework for Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services(pdf) Australian Health Minister`s Advisory Council (Our guidelines were actually developed from Australian guidelines)
Principles of Recovery Oriented Mental Health Practice (pdf) Australia - a nice quick set of guidelines
Recovery Oriented Language Guide (pdf) Mental Health Coordinating Council Australia
Therapeutic Relationships from Hospital to Community (pdf) Cheryl Forchuck et al