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In crisis? Contact North Shore Peer Assisted Care Team (PACT). Call: 1 (888) 261-7228 or Text: (778) 839-1831

How can a Peer Navigator help?

Peer Navigators can help you find your bearings in a mental health system that can often be overwhelming. When you connect with a Peer Navigator, they will meet with you and identify the resources you need to move forward in your personal wellness. Peer Navigators provide support as you work to improve the quality of your life.

A Peer Navigator can help you with:

  • Finding relevant community programs and services
  • Navigating mental health systems
  • Assisting with social integration
  • Accessing community resources
  • Finding coping strategies
  • Goal setting

Please note – a Peer Navigator is NOT a therapist or counsellor, a medical professional, or a crisis line.

If your situation is urgent and you need to speak to someone right away about your mental health please visit your nearest emergency room, or call the BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789

Connect with a Peer Navigator

Call (604) 353-8235, email keltyhope@cmhanorthshore.ca or fill out the form below and a Peer Navigator will reach out to you within 5-7 days.

Connecting with Peer Navigators is free, with no formal intake process or eligibility criteria. It offers flexibility where people can choose to connect with a Peer Navigator once or on an ongoing basis.

Family Navigation

Our Family Navigator assists parents and caregivers of young individuals aged 12-24 in navigating the mental health system, making referrals to services, and advocating for families during challenging times. They also offer one-on-one peer support to families, aiding them in connecting and communicating with youth who may be experiencing difficulties. The program is conducted through virtual, phone, and in-person sessions. This encompasses drop-in scheduling, outreach, and appointments at the Foundry North Shore campus.

Skookum Hi-Ya’ Ko-Pet Community Wellness Program

CMHA NWV is a key partner in the Skookum Hi-Ya ’ Ko-Pet (“strong enough” in Chinook) program, also known as the Sub-Regional Peer Support Initiative. The program is a community-driven, harm reduction approach to addressing substance use and contributing to First Nations’ mental wellness in a sub-region of the Vancouver Coastal area.