What you may not have the time, skills or resources to achieve on your own can often be made possible in partnership with others. You may already recognize the benefits that physical activity can have on mental health treatment and recovery, but possibly lack the expertise, physical space and/or staff to offer this type of programming.
This section explores the benefits of community collaboration and suggests resources to help you get started on building and sustaining effective partnerships.
Aside from increasing your capacity to enhance program delivery for consumers, new partnerships also provide a unique opportunity to educate collaborators about mental health/addiction issues.
Last but not least, we highlight the value of using trained peer support workers as mentors for fellow consumers who may not have previously participated in physical activity programs. Inspiration is often found in others who can "walk the talk" toward health and healing.