Mental Health Peer Support

May 2024 – This spring, Construction Safety Nova Scotia launched Mental Health Peer Support groups for the construction sector. These free sessions will be led by trained peers from the construction industry who have lived experience with mental health challenges.

Peer Support

Peer Support groups are a space for construction workers to share their experiences with mental health while connecting with a community of social and emotional support. Peer Support is proven to be one of the most effective prevention strategies for maintaining mental health. It can play a huge role in keeping small problems from becoming big ones. It can help with managing the effects of life challenging events and has a positive impact on mental health outcomes. When you attend a Peer Support meeting, you can expect a judgement-free, welcoming environment and a sense of community.

Peer Support is not therapy or counselling. It serves as an individual tool for those experiencing a mental health challenge to share their story and resources with their peers and learn about the experiences of others. It can also be used in tandem with therapy and medication to add a third, critical tool for helping people living with a mental health condition.

Join our Peer Support mailing list to be notified about upcoming virtual Peer Support group meetings.

Upcoming Peer Support Meetings

Join Peer Support Leader Geoff Munt for the next FREE Peer Support group, with 6-weeks of meetings beginning on June 20, 2024. There will be 10 spaces available in this group. To save your spot, please email with the following information:

      • First & Last Name
      • Preferred Email Address (an invitation to a Teams Meeting will be sent to this address)

  • When: Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AST 

    Where: Microsoft Teams 


          • Week 1 – June 20  
          • Week 2 – June 27 
          • Week 3 – July 4 
          • Week 4 – July 11 
          • Week 5 – July 18 
          • Week 6 – July 25 


View our profiles on our Peer Support Leaders.

Visit our FAQ webpage for Peer Support.

Mental Health Resources

There are countless mental health resources available from government, not-for-profit organizations, and other agencies. We have compiled a list to help you find the information you need. Visit our Resources Section.