What is Peer Support?
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.
Peer support workers offer:
- non-judgmental support and understanding
- help with navigating the health care system
- help finding services and resources
"It was so good to speak with you [Youth Peer Support Worker]. I felt you really cared and understood my struggle. I cannot thank you enough. I will look into the resources you recommended. I really appreciate your time and empathetic ear."
“I feel so much better after talking to you [Youth Peer Support Worker]! What you said was really helpful.”