Peer support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience, such as a mental health or substance use issues. A Peer Support Worker has lived through similar experiences, and is trained to support others.
Peer Support Training
The Vancouver Mental Health & Substance Use Services Peer Support Program offers formal training to those with lived/living experience of mental health and/or substance use issues that qualifies them to apply for paid work providing support to others living with mental health and/or substance use issues.Learn More
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