Peer Support Drop-in
February 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until April 20, 2020
The Peer Support Space, driven by the Wellness Peers, is a program focused on peer-to-peer support for students experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. This drop-in service encourages students seeking support to come and speak with thoroughly trained Wellness Peers who promote mental health wellbeing, resilience building, and increasing self-care and self-management strategies. This service is the first stop for many students before accessing further services. This service is run through the Student Life Centre and while this program is provided by Brescia students, they are advised by Brescia staff members.
The Peer Support Space has been intentionally created to be a space unlike any other on-campus, offering a calming aesthetic, items to help with grounding, resources for students to learn from, and peers to provide hope and help. This space offers privacy and confidentiality, with no identifying information being collected as students access the space and white noise machine to mitigate conversations being overheard. The Peer Support Space is located in St. James Building Room 157, across from the Student Life Centre.