The Strengthening Family and Youth Voices project was a province-wide project exploring the role of peer support in child and youth mental health. The goals of the project were to promote the participation of families and youth in mental health decision-making, as well as to increase peer support networks in 5 pilot sites across BC. The project, sponsored by CMHA BC and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, took place from February 2005 to March 2007.
These resources were developed through our Strengthening Family and Youth Voices Project.
- Peer Support Guide for Parents of Children or Youth with Mental Health Problems (PDF)
- Youth Helping Youth: Fostering peer support as part of the youth mental health service continuum (PDF)
- An Environmental Scan: Peer support for youth with mental health problems and their families (PDF)
For a summary of the project, see our project evaluation report.