PSO Drop-in, Resource Centre and Peer Support

Type of Service

Peer/Self Help

Program Description

Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa (PSO) is a non-profit, member-driven organization. PSO staff and volunteers offer individual and group peer support, and inform and educate the community about the needs of consumers/survivors. We offer telephone information and referrals to resources and supports in Ottawa. Members drop in to meet friends or browse PSO's mental health library and resource boards. PSO offers a safe and non-judgemental environment for consumer/survivors to get together, support each other, and build upon our skills. Model of service is recovery-centred peer support. Average program length varies. We provide peer support and family peer support within partner hospitals in the Ottawa area.

Access Information

If you wish to receive an information package including our brochure and our latest issue of the PSO Update, please call PSO Tuesday to Friday between 1200 and 1600.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 613-567-4379
Toll-Free 877-550-4379
Fax 613-567-4495

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Ottawa)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Outside the building.




Main Hours

Monday 1200-1900
Tuesday 1200-1600
Wednesday 1200-1900
Thursday 1200-1600
Friday 1200-1600

Other Hours

Saturday 1200-1800

Main hours are for those 18 years of age and older. For specific program times check our website.