Insight into the experiences of people who have mental health and/or substance use issues and/or who are homeless, and an understanding of how to enhance their conversations.

The extra bonus is that the skills learned can be used in everyday life.

This is a participatory workshop, not a “just sit and listen”. So, bring your questions, thoughts and comments and let us support you to support others in even better ways.


We’re using SignUp to organize this workshop. Please be patient with us as this is the first time we’re using this online tool.

Hear’s how SignUp works in 3 easy steps:

1. Go to our SignUp page.

2. Sign up for one spot only: enter your name, email address and phone number.

3. You will receive a confirmation email and reminder, but SignUp will not share your contact info.


This training is made possible through a grant from the Salt Spring Island Foundation.

Cost: $100 per person
NOTE: We are offering it on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, which ensures anyone who wishes to take the workshop can, and it helps us to continue providing community-based health and mental health training.

Please arrange payment by:

E-Transfer –
Sorry, we won’t have auto deposit, so please ensure the answer to your security question is your last name, no caps, to keep things simple.


Cheque, payable to Salt Spring Community Health Society (memo line: Robyn Priest Workshop) and mail it to: 181 Booth Canal Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2N2.

Payment must be received by no later than Tuesday, November 15 to confirm your registration.


Robyn is a straight-shooting Aussie, who currently lives in Winnipeg and is co-founder of Robyn PriestLIVE YOUR TRUTH, a mental health and peer support education and strategy firm. Known as the Peer Support ‘Guru’, Robyn has been developing mental health and peer services training for over 20 years and in ten different countries.

As part of an international team of consultants, she completed the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s “Making a Case for Peer Support” – a report that recommended developing national guidelines for Peer Support programs.

Her signature strengths are authentically connecting with people, making fun and simplifying the message. Robyn’s passion is helping people go from surviving to thriving.

If you have questions, or require additional information, please email

Feel free to pass along information about this learning opportunity to anyone you think might be interested.