Peer Support

The Peer Support Program is an initiative of the ECMA Sound Minds Wellness Program.

Peer Support is where people with shared lived experiences come together to promote wellness, recovery, and healing. The program has successfully trained several musicians, songwriters, and music industry professionals to become peer supporters since 2021. The program has also featured Peer Support groups for ADHD, Sobriety, Women in Music and more, hosting both in person at ECMA and NSMW, and online throughout the year.

For more information about the Peer Support work or to join one of the currently running groups below, please email [email protected].

To maintain the confidentiality and safety of each group, participants will be sent a Zoom link the day of the group.


3rd Tuesday of each month

7pm on Zoom

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just beginning your artistic journey, our group offers a safe space to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for creativity and desire for / commitment to sobriety.

Join us for Inspire Sobriety and embark on a journey of self-discovery, artistic growth, and lasting sobriety. Together, we'll paint a brighter, sober future filled with endless possibilities for artistic expression and personal transformation.

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Third Wednesday of each month

7pm on Zoom

This peer support session is for parents working in the music industry. Here, we provide a safe space for musician parents to connect, share experiences, and navigate the unique challenges of juggling music careers with parenting responsibilities.

Whether you're dealing with tour schedules, studio time, or late-night gigs while caring for your little ones, this community is here to offer understanding, advice, and a harmonious blend of support. Join us to find other musician parents who truly understand the beautiful chaos of balancing your passion for music with the joys and demands of parenthood.

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Last Wednesday of each month

7pm on Zoom

Welcome to a supportive community that embraces and celebrates the talents of LGBTQIA2+ musicians. Our peer support group offers a safe and welcoming space where queer artists might come together to share experiences, exchange ideas, and uplift one another on their musical journeys.

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Province of Nova Scotia
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

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