In 2022 CMHA-WECB identified the need for peer support and a recovery college to supplement our community-based mental health programs. The College works to provide support during wait times for service, as a step down for individuals discharged from service, and as an offering for the general public to learn more about mental health and addictions. After successfully receiving an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, we hired peer support workers to research and develop the College. This included an environmental scan, research of Recovery College’s throughout the world, and development of initial course content. This poster will outline its development and the successes experienced by the more than 300 students in nine months.
Poster presentation from the 2023 HSJCC Virtual Conference held November 15-16, 2023.
PEER SUPPORT WORKER, WELLNESS & RECOVERY COLLEGE
Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch