The Krasman Centre is excited to announce that members of our staff are among the first group of Peer Support Workers in Canada to be trained to facilitate PeerZone groups! PeerZone is a series of three hour peer led workshops in mental health and addiction where people explore recovery and whole of life wellbeing. PeerZone was developed by Mary O’Hagan, Sara McCook Weir and other peers in New Zealand. Krasman Centre is represented on PeerZone Ontario Steering Committee coordinated through CMHA Toronto in collaboration with a range of community agencies, that is working to implement and develop this program to have a strong presence in Canada. Check out the PeerZone video for more information about the program, and stay tuned for more information about upcoming PeerZone workshops being offered through Krasman Centre.
Join us for the next CLHIN Peer Support Community of Practice
Monday, April 13th, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CMHA York Region – 15150 Yonge Street, Suite 20, Aurora, ON L4G 1M2 (Just south of Wellington). Parking is available at the rear of the building, off of Temperance Street, as is the entrance.
Topic: How to Approach Agencies for New and Innovative Peer Programs
The purpose of the community of practice is to provide a forum for mutual support, to share ideas and engage in activities that develop the practice and profession of peer support.
Transitional Discharge Model: A Bridge from Hospital to Community
The purpose of this project is to implement the Transitional Discharge Model (TDM) at nine CAHO hospitals across Ontario.
Krasman Centre was pleased to partner with Baycrest Centre in order to make TDM available to Baycrest clients. Baycrest continues to provide weekly therapeutic peer support meetings to its clients based on the format that the Krasman Centre implemented.
TDM supports the successful transition from hospital to the community for people diagnosed with a mental health challenge. Hospital wards and peer support volunteers work closely with each other to ensure a seamless safety net exists for clients throughout the discharge and community reintegration processes. Some basic assumptions of the TDM are: • Positive relationships can be healing • Transitions in care are vulnerable periods for individuals with mental health challenges; and • A support network during transitional periods assists in recovery. TDM is a “best practice,” which means that studies have consistently shown it to be one of the most effective approaches to recovery.
For more information about TDM and this project specifically, please go to:
The Krasman Centre is generously funded by:
Funded in part through The Regional Municipality of York