If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KHSC staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Peer Partner Support Program

The KHSC Peer Partner Program is about people helping people and supports KHSC's goal to foster an environment that promotes psychological well-being in the workplace. Addressing mental health problems on your own isn't easy and the stigma itself can sometimes make it uncomfortable to ask for help from those you might usually access like your Manager or your Union. Peer Partners offer an alternative option for support when dealing with a variety of situations including mental health problems or situations causing emotional distress.

Here are your Peer Partners (click on the name for contact information)

 

AngieAngie

CathyCathy

RomneyRomney

Robin

 

Leslie

Bev

KathyKathy

 Heather

JulieJulie

MargieMargie

Heather

TaraTara

ChristineChristine

AdamAdam

LindaLinda

Charity

Amoli

Richard

Jordan

Dana

 Kate

Shauna

Sara

Jennifer

Tanya

We Are All In This Together

Life, for most of us, has drastically changed over the course of this pandemic. Recently, we once again found ourselves in another wave of COVID-19,  filled with restrictions and limited acess to social support and activities for ourselves and our families. Each day we learn more about COVID-19 and work to understand the toll it has taken on us. At KHSC we strive to build staff resilience and implement strategies that address stressors and build capacity to support the needs of our staff.    

The Peer Partner program has proven to be an excellent first step in implementing strategies to empower, encourage, create a sense of community, and most importantly, provide resources to help individuals and families navigate through the pandemic and into recovery. 

While Peer Partners are not counselors or mental health experts, they are trained to provide confidential emotional first aid to  assist staff in overcoming barriers to getting the help they need. 

What a Peer Partner can do for you

  • Private, non-judgmental and empathetic listening and encouragement
  • Immediate and individualized access to peer partner and other resources in the hospital and community
  • Short and long term mental health interventions and resources
  • Reduce stigma on mental  
  • Reduce feelings of isolation and community building

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