Conclusion from ​​7 randomized controlled  trials  on the effectiveness of Peer Support  

 “… evidence showing that it translates into stronger social networks, increased self-confidence, lower readmission rates and longer community tenure. . . also is associated with a higher rate of employment.” 

Pfeiffer, Heisler, et al. (2011). Efficacy of peer support interventions  for depression: a meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33(1), P29-36

Mental Health Services and Support Groups in Alberta

  •  A structured  program  of  weekly,  facilitated group sessions that guide participants through practices proven to support resilient recovery and reduce the severity of relapse.  
  • Facilitated by Certified Peer Specialists - people who have a mental health diagnosis, are leading full, productive, happy lives and have graduated from specialized training and  practicums.
  • A managed program that is easily integrated with existing mental health services  
  • Evidence-based speeches to business groups on entrepreneurs' risk/prevention of mental health conditions 

Successful Partnerships

Excellent Outcomes

Clinically Proven 

Program delivery partnerships:

  • South Calgary Primary Care Network - 220+ physicians in 40+  clinics 
  • The Carnat Centre - day hospital for schizophrenia & psychosis
  • CMHA Calgary  - funded by Bell Let's Talk
  • Hamilton Family Health Team - ​140 physicians in Hamilton Ontario

Our participants, diagnosed with mood disorders, anxiety and psychosis have reported:
  • 106% improvement  in ability  to plan for wellness & recovery
  •  92% improvement in ability    to change unhelpful thinking  and negative self-talk
  • 100% recommendation to others with a mental illness 
  • Overall rating of 9.3 out of 10