Peer Support

A hallmark feature of HPS is peer facilitation. Clients have the opportunity to receive six-week training and examination in peer facilitation after which they are able to manage a host of tasks including running social programs for the other clients, some general administrative tasks, preparing for programs, etc. Peer facilitation provides a source of income for the clients in the form of honorariums and a social atmosphere to engage with others. It has had a positive impact on the mental and emotional health of the patients and has given them a chance to explore leadership while strengthening the HPS community. Programs at HPS are often peer facilitated and Cottage studio is entirely peer facilitated, with two facilitators each day.