Central Intake Line: 604-872-3148
The Peer Navigator program increases inclusion, self advocacy and connection with services, for people trying to navigate the mental health and substance use systems. In essence, it helps program participants to build skills, reclaim their power and advance their recovery journey. This innovative program is a person-centered, recovery oriented program.
The program leverages the expertise (lived and developed through training) of Peer Navigators who have struggled with mental illness and addictions and who have a keen understanding of the formal and often complex support systems. Peer Navigators provide guidance while working with participants to build a collaborative navigation plan to meet the participants’ self-identified needs in areas of income assistance, legal aid, housing, and health (primary and mental health) related services.
Vancouver Mental Health and Addictions Systems Barrier Reports