What is Routes?
Routes is one of many programs run by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Toronto branch. It is a peer-run community space for adults who are looking for support, to socialize in a safe and accepting space and to learn about mental health resources. There are a wide variety of recovery educational tools and social programs designed to promote self-awareness and wellbeing. There are many regular programs such as PeerZone, WRAP, yoga, CBT, community walks and mindfulness. The schedule changes from month to month, so be sure to pick up a current calendar.
What is Peer Support?
Peer support strives for recovery and in doing so, it considers the wellness of the whole person. The philosophy behind peer support isthat each individual has an innate desire to find a path toward recovery, improved health and wellbeing, and has within themselves the knowledge of what will work for them. Peer support workers support individuals as they find that inner knowledge and reignite that hopeful desire.
Who can enroll?
Anyone! If you are looking to access peer support or looking for mental health resources or looking to be part of an inclusive and respectful community – then Routes is for you!
How to enroll?
Call Routes Manager Amy Wakelin – 416-573-9687, firstname.lastname@example.org,
For more information visit: www.routes-cmha.webs.com or in person at 2700 Dufferin Street – Unit 90, Toronto, Ontario M6B 4J3