Contact Information
Office Phone 250.861.3644
Fax 250.763.4827
E-Mail kelowna@cmha.bc.ca
Website cmhakelowna.com/wellness-programs/
Primary Contact Charly Sinclair CMHA Kelowna; Email: kelowna@cmha.bc.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Email: denise.scott@cmha.bc.ca
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Description & Services
Service Details Peer Support Services are for people coping with isolating effects and stigma of mental health issues who wish to connect with others with lived experience in a wellness-based environment. 
 
Peer Support Group:  
- Weekly groups facilitated by volunteer peer supporters with lived experience, where peers can share their experiences with mental health problems, discuss strategies for wellness, and provide mutual support in their journey towards recovery 
 
One-on-one Peer Support:  
- One-on-one peer supporters have lived experience and are there to listen, provide support and understanding and assist with goal-setting, wellness planning, and recovery options  
- Peer supporters are screen volunteers who have completed a comprehensive training 
- Peer supporters are not counselors or therapists but can plan a valuable role in the recovery process 
 
Hospital Support:  
- Peer supporters go to the KGH psychiatric unit to lead bi-weekly activity groups and provide information on CMHA programs and services 
- Aims to decrease isolation, provide support, and ease transition back into the community 
 
Orientations 
- Peer Supporters co-facilitate the orientation for our Wellness Programs alongside a CMHA Wellness Coach to introduce new participants to our programs and help them feel welcomed and supported.
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm (program hours vary)
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
 
- A referral from a mental health professional, local agency or family doctor is required to access these services 
- Have the form completed by the professional most familiar with your mental health history and return it to our office
How to Apply Contact the office for a referral form
Cost None
Location
Address & Map
504 Sutherland Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5X1
 
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Located In Community Kelowna
Major Intersection Sutherland Ave and Pandosy St
Other Details
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Languages English