Updates (Charter & EITR)
Charter of Peer Support update
As of April 23rd 2014, The Canadian Charter of Peer Support is now available at the following link: http://livedexperience.org.managewebsiteportal.com/files/documents/Charter-of-Peer-Support-Jan-2014-%282%29.pdf
The Elephant in the Room (EITR) is an anti stigma campaign developed by Mood Disorders Society of Canada. The Mental Health Support Network, LERN's southeast Ontario counterpart, entered into a partnership with Mood Disorders to bring this campaign to their communities.
LERN is also now an official partner of this campaign and we are pleased to be able to bring the Elephant in the Room to communities across the northeast.
The presentation is facilitated by a person with lived experience and consists of a short factual presentation set to music followed by a conversation about mental health and mental illness. Afterwards, participants have the option to "adopt" an elephant - by adopting the elephant and placing it somewhere visible, we are committing to providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where others can come talk to us about mental health concerns.
We have members in numerous communities across the northeast who can facilitate this campaign in workplaces, schools, community organizations, etc. To book a presentation please contact our office at 705-840-1818 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.