CSI Niagara offers peer support groups every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Click on Calendar to learn more.
CSI Niagara has developed "The Help Book",
a valuable resource booklet with information about programs and services in
Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, and Welland.
Veuillez noter: la traduction française de « le livre d'aide » est en cours.
Nous nous déplacerons rapidement pour accomplir ce travail important.
Merci d'avance pour votre patience.
In "Making the Case for Peer Support", a Mental Health Peer Support Project Committee makes the case that "People with lived experience of mental health problems or illnesses can offer huge benefits to each other. [...] the development of personal resourcefulness and self-belief, which is the foundation of peer support, can not only improve people’s lives but can also reduce the use of formal mental health, medical and social services."
This document also highlights that "According to activists in the consumer/survivor movement, “a self-help group can take many different forms; its parameters are limited only by the desires, energy and possibilities of its members.”" (ZINMAN IN CAMPBELL & LEAVER, 2003, P. 13)
You will find a link to the full text below.
Bell Let's Talk
"In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action.
Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness,
offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.
As a result, institutions and organizations large and small in every region received new funding for access, care and research from Bell Let’s Talk and from governments and corporations that have joined the cause.
Bell’s total donation to mental health programs now stands at $100,695,763.75"
Click here to learn more.