Webinar: Peer Support in Acute Settings and Beyond

Open to the Public
Hazel Meredith


Transitional Discharge Model (TDM) - New Hope New Connections

We wanted to continue the theme of the importance of peer support and how peer support is essential in Recovery-Oriented Services.
This webinar is about how peer support is being used in acute settings to support people as they transition home.
Transitional Discharge Model (TDM) - New Hope New Connections

Webinar Description:

Building on the success of the evidence based Transitional Discharge Model at 9 hospitals in Ontario, we entered into a partnership to enhance recovery oriented practice  with peer support  connections in hospital and through the discharge into community support. This program addresses a gap for people who are isolated and feel alone through the hospital and transition to community process. Having access to a trained peer supporter has been vital to build hope, a sense of meaning and purpose and connection. 

Learning Objective:
1. Learn about the transitional discharge model
2.  Define the role of what is peer support in TDM
3. how does this model promote recovery in a person centred approach
4. what  are examples of new connections and lessons learned that help promote recovery using this approach?

Presenters Bio

Hazel Meredith:

A community leader in mental health, Hazel Meredith BA MA believes in an inclusive and supportive community for everyone including those who have schizophrenia, bipolar and or psychosis with or without substance use. Her background in clinical and administrative work also includes being a big proponent for peer support and the recovery-oriented approach. She lives in Victoria BC and is CEO for Mental Health Recovery Partners, South Island and Board President of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada. She enjoys working with an inclusive team and systems to bring hope and supports to and WITH those experiencing mental health challenges with or without substance use and their families


Natalie is a Scottish immigrant to Canada, motivated on her recovery journey with Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. She works as a Peer Supporter at Mental Health Recovery Partners, South Island in the transitional discharge model program, as well as blogging about her lived experience, Natalie is committed to empowering and inspiring others to take control of the narrative when living with Mental Illness.