PHPM Peer Support Program - Self Referral

Peer Support Request

To speak with a Peer Supporter, please fill out the form below. Your information and use of the program will be kept confidential – only viewable by the Peer Supporter and program administrator for the purpose of facilitating a match. We have included bios from each of the Peer Supporters below in case you would like to specify who you want to connect with.

We will reach out to you as soon as possible, generally within 72 hours, to connect you with a Peer Supporter. If you have any questions, please contact

If you need immediate support or are in crisis please reach out to the Mental Health Support Line at 310-6789, or to the BC Crisis Line at 1-800-784-2433. Both are available 24/7 to help.
Meet our Peer Supporters
Dr.  Karin Goodison - As a late bloomer into this unique medical career, I feel passionate about connecting PHPM physicians together as a community. Striving for all around wellness while balancing demanding careers, families, relationships and life events can be challenging. I found it very helpful to talk to colleagues about how I was feeling about my mental and emotional health- many shared similar feelings and experiences. I am now on a path to improved wellness…
….How are you doing?

Dr. Martin Lavoie -
I grew up in rural Québec and moved to Montréal to go to medical school and then to train as a public health physician. I started my practice in Québec in 1996, then moved to Alberta for 15 years, and I now practice in BC. I practiced in various organizations at different levels (regional, provincial, national), and experienced a variety of situations and crises that have been helping me to understand many aspects of what being a PHPM physician entails. I deeply care about people I work with, and I strive to  lead by example when it comes to respect, empathy, being supportive, focusing on people’s strengths, living a balanced life, and being attentive to the quality of our work environment.
Let me know how I can support you. And I can do this in English et en français!
Dr. Shobhit Maruti - I grew up on multiple islands in the Caribbean before working in England and then moving to Canada and attending film school, followed by residency. Thanks to a diverse cultural and professional background, I am positive our conversations will be full of understanding and empathy, and I hope you find our interactions supportive and helpful.
Dr. Olivia Sampson - I grew up in Ontario and Quebec, completed both medical school and family medicine residency in Quebec (1995), worked some years in Quebec and California, moved to British Columbia in 2009, and completed PHPM residency in 2015. I look forward to offering a listening and supportive ear, and a space for you to share your thoughts, feelings, and/or experiences.
1.First & Last Name(Required.)
2.Contact information (email and/or phone number)(Required.)
3.Preferred method of contact (Check all that apply)
4.Preferred modality of peer support (Check all that apply)
5.Best time of day to contact you (Check all that apply)
6.What career stage are you in?
7.Reason for reaching out (Check all that apply)
8.Are there any factors you would like us to consider when we match you with a peer supporter? Please let us know if it would help to create safety if your peer supporter has a particular lived experience (ex. BIPOC, 2SLGBTQQIA+, rural vs. urban location etc.)
Please note that we will try our best to meet your accommodation requests, however, we may not be able to accommodate all requests due to the availability of our peer supporters.
9.Please select the peer supporter(s) you would feel most comfortable connecting with. (Select all that apply)