People for Equal Partnership in Mental Health (PEP)

Type of Service

Peer/Self Help

Program Description

People for Equal Partnership in Mental Health (PEP) recognizes the innate dignity and worth of each person. This belief directs our efforts to assist persons who have experienced the trauma of mental illness to reach their fullest potential as citizens of this community. We promote complete and full understanding of mental health issues in the community. The goals are to reduce isolation and stigma to increase accessibility, support reintegration and promote participation. PEP provides individuals with mental health concerns with information about the range of services and how to access of services available in the community. In collaboration with local and regional partners, PEP provides opportunities for personal development and ensures our members' voices are heard by those who influence change. We are networking with other groups and organizations in the community to work together to bring the best possible support to the individuals with mental health concerns. PEP offers verities of programs, peer support, life skills, educational, awareness, social and recreational programs. Some highlights of the programs are: Empowering Yourself, Anxiety Support Group, Depression Support Group, Journaling, Coping Skills, 6 week Computer Fundamentals Training, 8 weeks CBT Peers Support Group, Arts and Craft, Painting and Colouring group, Therapy Dog, YMCA activities and Walk in Peer Support . These programs are evaluated every 3 months. Members' satisfactory survey is conducted once a year. Member meeting is scheduled once month. Outreach to hospital, board homes, Home for special care and visits to local correctional facility. Calendars and events are published on our Facebook page and on PEP website. High-speed internet and telephone is available for members use.

Access Information

Self-referral or referral from other community organizations. There are no appointments required to see a peer support worker.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-494-4774
Fax 705-494-4775

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Nipissing)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English French


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-2000
Thursday 0830-2000
Friday 0830-1630
Saturday 1100-1600