PEER Support at ICMHA

Peer Support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar lived experiences.

This mutuality between a peer support worker and a person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope.

All of our peer lead groups at Island Community Mental Health provide a safe and supportive space featuring various activities for anyone 19+
who identifies as having lived experience with mental illness.

The philosophy of peer support is that each individual has an innate desire to find a path towards recovery, improved health and wellbeing, and has within themselves the knowledge of what will work for them.

The peer support worker supports that person as they find that inner knowledge and reignite that hopeful desire.
For information on the guidelines for the practice and training of peer support please visit:

PEER Program Schedule


How to Get Involved


Referrals can be made by any collateral support such as a psychiatrist, case manager,
family/walk-in doctor, community support worker, psychologist, counsellor, healthcare provider, or by self-referral.  
Please reach out to Director of Programs to discuss some options that may be available.

Referral forms can be accessed here: PEERS Referral 2023

To learn more please contact:

Manager of Programs
Paula Greene
125 Skinner Street
Victoria, B.C. V9A 6X4
Tel: 250-389-1211 ext. 128
Cell: 250-884-2459