Peer helping

Peer Helping
Find social, emotional and academic support with a Peer Helper.

Would you like to meet and connect with other UVic students? Do you need someone to talk to? Are you wondering how you can make the most of your university experience?

Peer helpers are student volunteers who offer social, emotional and academic support to our fellow UVic students.

Peer helping can also provide information and referrals to other resources. The program is coordinated and supervised by Counselling Services, and we operate during the academic year (September-April).

Why would I talk to a peer helper?

We are students just like you, and we are trained to offer caring and confidential support. We want UVic to be a welcoming place for everyone, and we host events where you can connect with other students.

If you would like to talk to someone, or if you’re looking for information about what kind of support is available on campus we are here to help. These are great reasons to talk to us!

Should I talk to you instead of a professional?

We are not a replacement for professional help. If you are considering seeking professional help, we can help you prepare to take that step.

If your concerns are beyond the scope of our training, we will support you to access one or more of the many great services on campus.

Where can I find you?

Our drop-in centre is in the library Learning Commons, room Room 135h, or you can come to one of our all-welcome events

Can I volunteer with you?

You can find more information about becoming a volunteer here