Peer Program

Mental Health Brief #27

Peer Program

Struggling with a mental health issue? Homewood Health's MAP Peer Program offers lawyers an opportunity to talk it out with a compassionate colleague who has had a similar experience.

Learn more about the Peer Program below:

  • Peer volunteers are members of the profession (lawyers, judges and paralegals) who offer support to colleagues going through difficult times
  • Peers help by
    • Listening
    • Empathizing
    • Not judging
    • Breaking isolation and stigma
    • Providing support, encouragement and hope
    • Sharing similar lived experiences
  • Peer support is completely confidential
  • Peers are matched with individuals based on issue, location, gender, age, and other relevant attributes

To request a peer, please contact the Member Assistance Program at 1-855-403-8922 or visit our website at

To volunteer as a peer, send an email to

The Opening Remarks mental health briefs provide Ontario lawyers with wellness tips and resources from a variety of individuals speaking in their own capacity. The briefs are not a substitute for professional care. If you are in crisis, we encourage you to urgently contact a mental health service provider.