(L-R) Seth Compton, Mark Caldwell, Erin Russell and Kari Sterling are collaborating to train youth peer supporters. Read the article to learn about Lived Experience Recovery Network (LERN) and OUTLoud North Bay's partnership to bring peer training to youth in Northern Ontario.
"The provincial budget released today neglected to recognize historical underfunding in the community-based mental health and addictions sector. The province has committed $40 billion to hospital infrastructure, while the budget speech remained silent on community-based mental health and addictions services..."
Support House call for Directors! Passionate about building a community where individuals with mental health, and/or addictions have access to support services that meet their needs? Consider applying! The Support […]
The creation of this toolkit has been two years in the making as our Centre staff team invested their heart, soul, grit and determination to land on this final product. You will find this a resource that has been structured to include multiple parameters of engagement that involve sharing your personal lived experience (patient) and/or family (caregiver) experience for public disclosure.
The Centre's Betty-Lou Kristy speaks to Inside Halton about the opioid addiction and overdose emergency in Halton Region; and how the pandemic is helping to identify gaps and inequities in the system supporting mental health and substance use challenges.
Opening address for Ontario Peer Development Initiative's Peer Support Strong with MPP Vic Fadeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade; Mary Davis, CEO of Nippissing Mental Health, Housing & Support Services and Betty-Lou Kristy, Director of the Centre for Innovation in Peer Support.