Waterloo Regional Self Help (WRSH)

Type of Service

Peer/Self Help

Program Description

Waterloo Regional Self-Help (WRSH) is a member of The Self Help Alliance of Waterloo Wellington. WRSH offers a variety of unique mental health related information and services. Among these services there is a self-help recovery centre, self-help resource centre, peer support groups, advocacy and Opening New Doors. The self-help recovery centre provides opportunities for individuals to engage in interactive discussions about recovery, advocacy, personal development and social justice. The self-help resource centre contains easily accessible information on self-help, advocacy, recovery, mental health and consumer/survivor related issues. The peer support groups include the schizophrenia support group, social club and obsessive compulsive disorder group among others. Advocacy is offered for both systems and self-advocacy. There are set times each month when an advocacy coordinator presents on different topics and this same coordinator is available for all advocacy questions throughout the year. Opening New Doors provides opportunities for those with different needs to access the community. Service delivery is based on recovery and peer support values and principles.

Access Information

There are no restrictions in place. Information about what is offered can be obtained by contacting the office directly.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Toll-Free 844-264-2993 ext. 4029

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700

Resource Centre and other program hours vary. Evening/Weekend groups depend on availability of staff.