Lifewise is proud to offer Peer Support services throughout Newfoundland & Labrador in a variety of formats. Facilitated by trained staff, Peer Support is the act of supporting one another through the connection of similar experiences, with no hierarchy or power dynamics.
Due to the geographical challenges of our province along with increasing demand in isolated regions, we also provide individual support through our provincial Warmline.
Available in in both French and English, the Warmline offers support and information from trained Lifewise staff to the public 12 hours a day (10AM to 12AM), seven days a week. The numbers to call are 1-855-753-2560 for support in English, and 1-833-753-5460 in French.
Wellness Workshops were designed to create learning and skill-building opportunities for individuals with mental health and addictions issues. These workshops focus on a variety of topics and skills including wellness planning, crisis planning, self-care, attitudes, and boundaries.
Peer Group Support
The power of routine in mental health and addictions recovery is incredible. Facilitated by trained staff, Lifewise Peer Group Support offers positive reinforcement and consistency for those living within recovery through engaging discussions and activities.
Delivered from a holistic approach, our wide range of group topics include discussions on issues such as isolation, medication and finances and also include engagement through food, art and music. Our peer groups are available virtually across the province and in-person in the Metro St. John’s Area, Grand-Falls Windsor, and Stephenville.
Family Group Support
Our families can play a major role in addiction and recovery support, and the journey affects everyone differently. Lifewise Family Group Support focuses on the needs of the family member (including “family of choice”) as they support a loved one with mental health and addictions issues. Our family group is available virtually across the province.
Individual (1:1) Support
Delivered by trained Lifewise members, Individual Peer Support provides greater opportunities for individual encouragement through relationship building and sharing of lived experiences. Designed to complement traditional therapies, individual peer support is offered in a flexible, welcoming community setting.
In partnership with Regional Health Authorities, peer support is a formal part of single-session, walk-in clinics, allowing individuals access to timely access to peer support and clinical supports.
Community Peer Support
Ever expanding, peer support is now delivered in a variety of locations within our communities including during public events as well as at hospitals and places of work. If you’d like to connect with a Peer Supporter in your community, please contact us.
Education and knowledge are critical components to an increased public understanding, and Lifewise has been enhancing learning and reducing stigma in Newfoundland & Labrador for over 30 years.
With a variety of short, medium, and week length sessions and training programs, We provide opportunities to learn from and connect with individuals who are extensively trained in relating their experiences.
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