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 14 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.
First Responders Warm Line
The First Responders Warmline is staffed by first responders trained in the delivery of peer support. A First Responder is any person who is the first to arrive on the scene of an incident — they are, but are not limited to: Paramedics, Firefighters, Police Officers, Emergency Search and Rescue, Military Personnel and Veterans, Corrections Personnel, Nurses, Social Workers, Frontline Service Providers, and anyone who identifies as a First Responder.
The First Responders Warmline is available 12 hours a day from 12:00pm—12:00am (11:30am—11:30pm Labrador), seven days a week. Our supporters have been where you are, and they’re ready to listen and support. Call 1-709-237-4180
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, strategies and finances and also include engagement through food, art and music.
Our peer groups are available:
- virtually across the province
- virtually across the country though partnership with Wellness Together Canada
- 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
- Virtually across the country though partnership with Wellness Together Canada
- In-person in the Metro St. John’s Area
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.
Messages Of Hope
The road to feeling well is not always an easy one—but the Messages of Hope Project is here to remind you that you’re not walking it alone.
Created to support people throughout all stages of their mental health journey, Messages of Hope sends out inspiring words each day for one month to encourage people to continue the work that they’re doing on their mental health.
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.