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CMHA NS Peer Support Programs
Peer support is emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience, such as a mental health challenge or illness.
Our peer support groups are held in safe and respectful spaces, are confidential and accessible.
We partner with a broad range of organizations and community groups across the province to deliver peer support groups to several populations.
CMHA NS peer support groups are;
- Held in a safe and respectful space.
- Open to all Nova Scotians.
If you have any questions about our peer support groups, please contact [email protected]
Becoming a Peer Support Group Facilitator
CMHA NS Division seeks individuals with lived experience to help us offer peer support groups. These relationships are key to ensuring that CMHA NS is meeting the mental health needs of all Nova Scotians are met.
Facilitators are responsible for guiding a group with a focus on ensuring groups are a respectful and safe space to discuss mental health challenges.
What does a peer support group facilitator do?
Peer support group facilitators have lived through similar experience to those who attend the group, and is trained to support members of the group. Facilitators are responsible for guiding groups with a focus on ensuring groups are a respectful and safe space to discuss mental health challenges.
What we look for:
- Community facilitator experience
- Comfortable with Public Speaking
- Lived experience with mental health
- Engaging and encouraging personality
- Credibility within the community
- Ability to lead
- Leadership experience
- Organizational skills
- Willingness to commit to the agreed upon schedule
What you gain from this role:
Being a peer support group facilitator with CMHA NS is a big commitment but it’s also a deeply rewarding one. Facilitators often build on their leadership and facilitation skills while building strong connections to their communities. CMHA provides training, along with an honorarium.
Visit the News section of our website to view any current listings for a peer support group facilitator.