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Are you an essential worker struggling with your mental health?
We can help 
The Pandemic has been hard for many of us, and starting the week of July 19th we're privileged to be able to offer virtual peer support groups for Essential Workers sponsored by the Ottawa Community Foundation and Heartwood House. 


Peer support groups moderated by registered mental healthcare professionals

Click on any of our 6 essential worker peer support groups to sign up and get the support you need from like-minded individuals and registered mental healthcare professionals.

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Starting the week of July 19th

How our peer support groups work

How It Works

Book a Session

Choose from one of our 6 peer support groups above and click "Book Now”. Then choose a session time that works.

Login With Zoom Link

Check your email for the Zoom link connected to your selected session. Then just click it at the appropriate time. Don’t worry. Using the camera on your device is entirely optional.

That’s it!

How is this all possible?

It’s all thanks to two wonderful organizations. 


  • Our sponsor, The Heartwood House, provides non-profits like us here at Pay What You Can Peer Support the opportunity to work together to benefit people needing mental health support. 


  • Our funder, the Ottawa Community Foundation, works with non-profits and the community to create positive, systemic, and sustainable change in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

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Why Trust Us

Why you can trust our peer support groups

We know it sounds too good to be true. 


But it’s not. 


Pay What You Can Peer Support (PWYCPS) began with you in mind. We know what it feels like to struggle with mental health issues. But we also know how wonderful it feels to feel supported, understood, and seen in peer support groups. 


So we started our nonprofit PWYCPS to help as many struggling individuals as possible, whether they could afford it or not. 


Each moderator on our volunteer staff is a registered and experienced mental health professional. They are in this for the same reason we are - to help you.

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