A Peer Navigator is someone you can talk to about the challenges you’re facing – big or small.
A Peer Navigator can offer a listening ear, as well as information and resources.
A Peer Navigator has lived experience with mental health challenges, and can connect with you about your experiences and offer guidance on your journey.
It’s free to connect with a Peer Navigator. There is no formal intake process or eligibility criteria.
A Peer Navigator can talk with you within a week of reaching out to us. They can connect with you over the phone, email, or Zoom.
You can connect with Peer Navigator once or ongoing.
Parent Navigation & Youth Peer Support
It can be helpful to talk with someone who’s been there about what’s going on for you. They can offer a different perspective, try to answer questions and help you find resources, online or in your community. Peer support provides the chance to connect with another young person who’s there to listen to you about any struggle or challenge you may be experiencing. They’re not doctors or counsellors, their expertise comes from life experience, which can help if you’re feeling nervous or unsure about getting in touch with a service provider.
- Learn more about Parent Navigation at the Foundry
- Learn more about Youth Peer Support at the Foundry
Community Wellness: Indigenous Peer Support Initiatives
CMHA NWV has been working alongside Tsleil-Waututh Nation, First Nations Health Authority and Reciprocal Consulting to pilot peer support initiatives in Indigenous communities in the South Coast region of BC. Learn more about Indigenous Peer Support Initiatives