Generous Grant from Victoria Foundation Funds ICMH’s PEERS Social Skills Program

Life Love and Relationships

PEERS® for Young Adults

ICMH is excited to announce that we have received a grant from the Victoria Foundation to launch a social skills and relationship training program for young adults experiencing mental health challenges.

PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) was first developed at UCLA by Dr. Laugeson, who has also written the book ‘The Science of Making Friends’. This 16-week evidenced-based program for young adults (18-35 years of age) encourages youth to practice dating skills, flirting, handling rejection, and making friends with the support of social coaches and support from other peers in the group.

The Victoria Foundation has a long and esteemed history of helping, supporting and investing in our region. With their close connections to the non-profit sector, they provide insightful, effective grant distributions to improve the quality of life in our community.

To date, the Victoria Foundation has distributed more than $163 million across the region and beyond.

Click here for more information about the program

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