Youth Helping Youth: Fostering Peer Support as Part of the Youth Mental Health Continuum is a “how-to” guide for building a youth peer support network.
Peer support groups help people connect with other people who share a common challenge to share emotional support, information and practical ideas.
This guide is intended to help youth and service providers find a place for peer support in their service system.
Learn about peer support, why it’s important, and how to build a youth peer support group in your community.
This guide comes from the experiences of peer support programs formed as part of the Strengthening Family and Youth Voices project – a project that took place from February 2005 to March 2007 to increase peer support networks in five pilot sites across BC.
This 18-page booklet was developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division