Peer Outreach

Type of Service

Peer/Self Help

Program Description

Peer Outreach Workers are trained mental health professionals whose perspectives are enhanced by their lived experience with mental health concerns. Peer staff inspires hope and demonstrates the possibility of recovery. Peer Outreach Workers support people in actively working toward their personal goals in the following areas: Personal Recovery Goal Setting, Emotional Regulation, Medication Practices in your Recovery, Wellness Tools/Strategies, Physical Wellness, Development of Daily Living Routines (ADL'S) and Assertive communication. In Hospital Services are offered at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH). At PRHC, the Peer Outreach Worker attends the Mental Health Inpatient Unit every Friday to provide a bridging service between clinical and community based support. Peer Outreach Worker attends the Hospital from 8:30am - 10:00am. At RMH a Peer Outreach worker attends the Mental Health Inpatient Unit on Mondays and Thursdays to provide groups that support building skills towards their recovery. The Peer Outreach Worker attends the Hospital to facilitate from 2:00pm-3:00 pm. Wellness Groups are also facilitated and give people the opportunity to meet others in the community while working on improving and maintaining your wellness. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: self-esteem, sleeping habits, anger, anxiety, and goal setting. In addition, recreational activities are offered as a creative and therapeutic outlet. See CMHA HKPR website for location details.

Access Information

Self-referrals and referrals from community partners are accepted.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-748-6711 ext. 2021
Toll-Free 866-990-9956 ext. 2021
Website Peer Outreach

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Kawartha Lakes; Peterborough)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Outside the building.




Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630