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Hope Empowerment Recovery. Create the conditions required to leverage, on a wide scale, the acquired skills of people who have lived mental health experience.

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1 Hope Empowerment Recovery

2 Create the conditions required to leverage, on a wide scale, the acquired skills of people who have lived mental health experience. Establish peer support as an integral part of the continuum of services offered to individuals with mental health problems and illnesses, as well as increase the availability of peer support services within workplaces. Intent

3 Peer Support Framework 3 components Competencies ExperienceKnowledge Code of Conduct

4 Standards of practice establish the knowledge, competencies, training/education, experience and values providing the framework of proficiency required for peer support workers to effectively carry out their responsibilities with due professional care and skill The standards of practice will permit the voluntary certification of peer support workers who meet the standards requirements The standards of practice are being established based on a nationwide, comprehensive consultation process tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience in this field What are standards of practice?

5 Targeted segment peer support continuum Clinical Care Friendship Peer Support Formal Informal Peer Support Future certified peer support workers

6 PEER SUPPORT LEADERSHIP NunavutJesse Unaapik MikeQuébec Frances Skerritt YukonBrian EatonOntario Theresa Claxton NWTTBDOntario Diana Capponi PEITBDManitoba Chris Summerville Nova Scotia Roy MuiseSaskatchewanDarrell Downton New Brunswick Eugene LeblancAlberta Debbie Wiebe Newfoundland Karon-Ann ParsonsBritish Columbia Patrick Raymond Quebec Nathalie Lagueux British Columbia Debbie Sesula Key Advisors: Andy Cox (Youth) Joan Edwards Karmazyn (NNMH) Ella Amir (Family/FCAC) Laurie Hall(SSAC- MHCC) Karen Liberman (Speaker, Community Activist & Peer Worker) Debborah Sherman (OPDI) Vince Savoia (Tema Conter Memorial Trust) Fiona wilson Shana Calixte

7 Code of Conduct Competencies Experience Knowledge Certification Services Policy / Process / Infrastructure Standards of Practice Handbook for Candidates Practicum Assessment tools Validate Certification Workplace & MH System Demonstration sites Phase I Consultations Years 2010 & 2011 Phase II Development Years 2011 to 2013 Phase III Implement / Evaluate & Adapt Years 2013 to 2015 Organizational Requirements Readiness Assessment Principles of Practice Values Evaluation outcomes & Methods Evaluation Strategy Evaluate Training Manual EVIDENCE BASE Voluntary Certification Services Evaluate 111 face to face (7 cities) 2 on-line surveys 300+ interested peer workers in database...Consultation ongoing...

8 RESEARCH Research Primary Investigators are: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto Dr. Carolyn Dewa University of Ottawa Dr. Rachel Thibeault In addition, Dr. Goldie MacDonald, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides technical assistance in planning and implementation of evaluation activities.

9 OutcomesProcess Peers P.S.W. Management / Organisation Research & Evaluation at a glance Partnership – PSAC(Canada), CAMH, UofO, CDC (US)

10 To obtain more information and be kept aware of happenings At a time when society is arguably more fragmented than ever before, and technology and social media have overtaken face-to-face communication, the power of human interaction has never been greater! Nowhere can it have more impact than in the lives of people experiencing mental illness.


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