The Participants' Council at North York General Hospital is a group of individuals with personal lived experience of mental illness and/or addiction, elected by their peers who have used our hospital's mental health services. Its members include inpatients, former patients and outpatients.
The council strives to work in partnership with staff, community service providers and other consumer/ survivor organizations to ensure the best possible quality of life and standard of care is available to psychiatric survivors, both in the hospital setting and out in the community. Through advocacy initiatives, the Participants' Council is able to provide a voice and address the issues of critical importance to people living with mental illness and addiction.
The Participants' Council offers a number of initiatives including peer advocacy, one-on-one peer support and peer counselling, peer-to-peer recovery educations groups including WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and Pathways to Recovery.
Please contact the Participants' Council office at 416-756-600 ext. 8738 for further details and dates of upcoming groups. The Participants' Council office is located in Unit 8E at the Outpatient Community Services Centre and serves all sites.