The Recovery Transition Program (RTP) is an innovative program of services delivered by trained patients – called Peer Mentors – that was designed to help patients and their family/caregivers find appropriate support and services within the community following treatment. The program provides one-on-one peer support, workshops for patients/family, and access to Resource and Information Centres that facilitate work and educational development. The RTP was developed via collaboration among patients, families, and staff in order to meet gaps in mental health care. It was created with the belief that those who live with mental illness and/or addictions are often best equipped to give hope and encouragement to others with similar struggles. Read more about our mission.
“The RTP program is committed to continue helping patients throughout Covid-19. As such, we are conducting all services on an online basis to keep our community safe during the pandemic.”
Peer Mentor Application Process and Online Training Schedule
The Recovery Transition Program is accepting applications for the next peer mentor training course. The ideal candidate would be a current or former patient at the Allan Memorial Institute or the Griffith Edwards Centre in stable recovery with the capacity to participate in the training program.
The training will be conducted by experienced Peer Mentors and will cover many topics including confidentiality, boundaries and the appropriate role of a Peer Mentor within the context of a healthcare institution. Following training, peer mentors will receive ongoing weekly supervision and support for a maximum commitment of 6 hours per week for one year.
The next Peer Mentor training course will be held in person at the Allan Memorial Institute (with the option of joining via Zoom as circumstances dictate). It will take place 2 days a week this fall (dates TBD), for a total of 30 training hours. The full course schedule with dates and times will be published soon.
In order to apply, candidates must fill out the attached screening form and send by e-mail to email@example.com . Any questions can be addressed to the RTP Coordinator, Patricia Lucas. If the applicant is accepted, they will be contacted by the RTP to arrange a time for an interview with the training team.
How Healthcare Providers connect with Peer Mentors (referral form)
For more information and the referral form, click here.
How to become an RTP Volunteer
For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact Patricia Lucas.
How to become a Peer Mentor
For more information about becoming a peer mentor, contact Patricia Lucas.