Peer Support Program
We are pleased to announce that we are now part of the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) Peer Support Program!
OBIA’s Provincial Peer Support Program connects persons with lived experience (the Mentor) with an individual who is living with the effects of acquired brain injury who requires the support (the Partner). The program is available to survivors, family members and/or unpaid caregivers FREE OF CHARGE.
Mentor/Partner matches are time specific and are made based on similar experiences, needs and personal interests. The program is coordinated through the local brain injury associations across Ontario, making it possible for people to be ‘matched’ province wide.
82% of Mentors say that being a Mentor improved their quality of life!
90% of Partners recommend the Peer Support Program.
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Why Be a Partner?
As a Partner in the program, you have the opportunity to learn from someone ‘who has been there’ and can offer you guidance and support based on their own personal experiences living with ABI. Support is provided to you via telephone or internet, based on your preference. This allows you to participate in the program from the comfort of your own home.
~”This program made me understand I am not alone.”~
Why Be a Mentor?
As a Mentor, you have the opportunity to help others by sharing your experiences and by providing support and information to your partner who has similar lived experience. If being a Mentor interests you, you will undergo comprehensive training in your own community prior to being matched with a Partner.
~”I want to give back and help others who are trying to cope with their brain injury.”~
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information