Peer Support Programs

Peer support encourages us to help ourselves. PSO offers many free unique programs, ongoing groups/activities and workshops throughout a week that people recovering from mental health challenges might wish to consider. We also offer a comfortable and homey Lounge and Resource Centre to enjoy the company of friends over a cup of tea or coffee. 

Peer Support Groups

 

The groups can have a specific topic for discussion or can be an open group where members can talk about what concerns them. While all groups have a facilitator they are generally self managed. Everyone is welcome - no referral required! [more ...]

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The Guild

 

A recreational drop-in for young people aged 16 to 30, with music, games, movies, casual conversations, and group activities. Meet people your age, or bring a friend! This is a welcoming and safe space to have fun!!

  • This is a weekly group

  • No registration required

 

The PSO Update Newsletter

 

 

Would you like to know what's happening at PSO every month including support groups overview, special events and PSO Monthly Calendar? 

Family Peer Support

 

Has someone in close to you been diagnosed with a mental illness? Do you wonder how to help this person? Is your concern and care for others leaving you with little time or energy to care for yourself? Designed for caregivers/friends of consumers/survivors [more ...]

 

Recovery Connections

 

 

Instilling hope, fostering recovery - the Recovery Connection program offers peer and family support in area hospitals and in community settings by supporting people experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues and their families [more ...]

 

 

 

Mindfulness

 

 

Are you curious how mindfulness could be useful in your recovery journey? This drop-in group shows you how to use awareness and focus to create more wellness in your life. You must be 18+ to attend. To register or for more info email us ...

 

Volunteering

 

 

Whatever your interest and ability, there is a spot for you. Volunteering with PSO means giving back, gaining skills, and meeting new people. To become a wolunteer or for more info click here ...

 

YMCA Passes



The YMCA – YWCA is providing PSO with one month gym membership passes for $15.50. Pick up an agency letter from PSO and take it to the Taggart Family Y on Argyle Ave. in Ottawa to receive your first pass or to renew the pass you have. For our contact information click here ...

Monthly Dinners



For this month, this delicious, lifesaving set of dinner will take all the stress and scrambling out of cooking that nightly meal. Join us for a companionship and sharing a meal together. For PSO Update with Monthly Dinner details click here ...

Wellness Recovery Workshops



PSO offers several free workshops designed for mental health consumer/survivors as well as their families. They take a practical, self-help approach to wellness and recovery and are facilitated by peers and family peers. We offer workshops in French and English [more ...]

Community Transitions



This is a transitional program, linking peers being discharged from local-area hospitals with other peers, PSO and the wider community [more ...]

The Lounge and Resource Centre

 

PSO members are welcome to gather in our comfortable, safe and homey drop-in centre, where we exchange ideas and information and enjoy each others company over a cup of tea or coffee. The lounge has a supportive atmosphere with a strong focus on recovery and wellness [more ...]

 

Peer 2 Peer Wellness

 

 

The goal of Peer 2 Peer Wellness (with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre) and the TDM (with the Montford Hospital) is to assist people receiving inpatient mental health services prepare for and succeed in moving back into the community [more ...]

 

 

Yoga

 

 

This class uses a combination of movement, postures and breath to work on strength, flexibility and balance. An all levels class with focus on alignment. Beginners will safely learn the basics while more experienced students can take postures to a deeper level. To register or for more info email us ...

Gaining Autonomy with Medication

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Do you struggle with figuring out how medications fit into your life? Tired of people telling you what to do about your psych meds and want to take more control over it? For more info email us ...

 

 

Friday Films

 

​​We show a recently released movie every Friday at 1pm and serve popcorn in 211 Bronson Ave Rm. 314. Everyone is welcome. If you have any special request, please fill out our Movie Request Form. For PSO Update with Friday Films details click here ...

Monthly Outings

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Make the most of PSO's community monthly outings time with these perfect ideas of building deep, healthy relationships. With a little bit of effort, you can turn bonding into a lifetime of funny stories and lasting memories. For PSO Update with Monthly Outing details click here ...

Contact Us



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Information Sessions



We offer free information sessions about various health related topics on regular basis. For PSO Update with current month information sessions details click here ...