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Serving Our Community During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

In light of the current pandemic, our physical offices are closed until further notice to prioritize the safety of our staff and program participants. Our team will continue to work remotely from their home offices to support those accessing critical programs and services through our society. We are working to create online spaces of support and continue to take phone calls to support individuals and families through peer support. Please click the COVID-19 Services button for updates on services offered during this unprecedented time.

Seeking help for yourself?

I'm living with schizophrenia.

Recovery is a personal journey based upon self determination, choice, hope and empowerment. Peer support and mental health system navigation services are available throughout Manitoba to help individuals rise to their potential.

Seeking help for family and friends?

Someone I care about is affected by schizophrenia.

Families and friends walk their own unique journey of recovery.

MSS family and friend peer support and mental health navigation services are here to help you through.

Looking to learn more?

I want to learn more about schizophrenia.

Access current information on psychosis, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Information is available through public education opportunities and our extensive online resources.

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What is Peer Support?

As a family sensitive peer support organization, we are dedicated to the improvement of quality of life for those living with early psychosis, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder through education, peer support and advocacy. MSS offers a number of services in Winnipeg and around the Province. Many of our programs are run by people with lived experience or family members who can relate on a personal level to the experiences.

Peer support may be defined as the help and support that people with lived experience of mental illness/problems and recovery are able to give to one another. It may be social, emotional or practical support but it is important that this support is mutually offered and reciprocal, allowing peers to benefit from the support whether they are giving or receiving it.

Key elements of peer support in mental health include the building on shared personal experience and empathy. It focuses on an individual’s strengths, not weaknesses, and works towards the individual’s wellbeing and recovery.

LEARN ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

Peer 2 Peer Connections Program

Peer 2 Peer Connections, the peer support programming division of the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society (MSS), is expanding rapidly across our province.

Funding announced April 15, 2020 for Peer 2 Peer Connections. Please click here to read the full announcement.

For more information please contact Adam Milne, Peer 2 Peer Connections Manager at [email protected]

Register Today: Strengthening Families Together Virtual Program

Strengthening Families Together is being offered online for the first time in Manitoba! This is a program of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, educating families and friends, and providing tools for managing the impact of psychosis on their lives. An updated version of this program will be presented over five (5) two-hour sessions.

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