The impact and importance of peer support

Location Details
Virtual event

This family information and support group session is free and open to the public, however registration is required. This session is available in English only.


Michèle Langlois
Project manager, client and family resource hub, at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
President, Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder (ON-BPD)
Family co-chair, client and family advisory team

Family peer support specialist 


The Royal is proud to take a leadership role in raising the profile of peer support as a valuable contribution to addressing care needs through the introduction of individual and family peer support to its integrated forensic mental health program. This information session will highlight the value of peer support for families.

Family members often find themselves trying to understand and cope with the mental health challenges of their loved one and provide support, while dealing with their own life concerns. Connecting with a peer support specialist, someone who has walked a similar path, and being accompanied in your experience can be highly beneficial.

Michèle is a community leader in the area of mental health and substance use health. She is currently project manager implementing a client and family resource hub at The Royal. She also serves as president of ON-BPD, an organization dedicated to help families better connect with their loved ones. Michèle also serves as family co-chair of AccessMHA’s client and family advisory team. She will be joined by Christine, a peer support specialist in the forensic mental health program.  

Date and time

Tuesday, November 29 2022
6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom


These sessions are free, and open to the public however registration is required.


Limited space is available. To register, please click here.

Contact Information

Lori Richer:



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