We are so pleased to be partnering with Island Health and Victoria Foundation to provide peer support in the hospital unit with Royal Jubilee Hospital as part of a Transitional Discharge Model (TDM). This exciting partnership will allow for our peer supporters to link with patients and connect with them after discharge. The connection combats stigma and helps a person build to a brighter future. It also assists the mental health system overall as shown by the research conducted by lead researcher and team, Dr. Cheryl Forchuk, in Ontario. This model is used at 9 hospitals in Ontario. People with lived experience love the connection in and out of hospital. It provides hope and connection. We are thrilled to see this development on behalf of those with lived experience and family members!