Peer Support Center

The Peer Support Centre

Students understand each other’s needs best. Because of this, Western launched the Peer Support Centre – a safe space, run by student volunteers, where students can gather to speak with their peers, make connections, and find resources.

If you’re not quite sure which service caters to your individual needs or you just want to learn more about the supports available on campus, drop in and a group of encouraging and supportive students will help guide you in the right direction. With a fully catalogued resource library, the Peer Support Centre is your one-stop-shop for all support services on campus and in the London community. Many of the centre’s services are also offered in a variety of languages.

Our services

Sexual Health and Consent Education
Get the information to make educated decisions regarding sex and learn about the continuum of sexual violence and the importance of consent

Health and Wellness
Discover services and programs in place to educate students on issues surrounding mental health, social health, campus safety, healthy lifestyles, and alcoholic substance abuse prevention.

Pride Western
Become a part of a resource and support system for students with questions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, 2-Spirited, and Asexual (LGBTTQ2A) issues.

Women’s Issues Network
Join WIN in recognizing, representing, and rectifying gender inequalities affecting UWO students.

Ethnocultural Support Services
See the ways ESS is making a culturally inclusive University community, in which students’ unique backgrounds are positively embraced and celebrated

Ally Western
An outreach service that creates a more inclusive university campus, with a focus on understanding and celebrating campus diversity.

Food Support Service
An anonymous food hamper distribution system for UWO undergraduate students. Food hampers can be requested through email and collected 24 hours a day.

[person title=”Sexual Health and Consent Education”] Courtney Feeney
[/person][person title=”Ally Western”] Carla Rawson
[/person][person title=”Pride Western”] Marie Fiedler
[/person][person title=”Ethnocultural Support Service”] Alison Kim
[/person][person title=”Health and Wellness Education”] Micah Hansen
[/person][person title=”Food Support Service”] Pearl Wang
[/person][person title=”Women’s Issues Network”] Carina Gabriele
[/person][person title=”AVP Peer Support”] Leslie Ruggeri
[/person][person title=”Student Programs Officer”] Mac McIntosh

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Exam Destress: Providing Support this Exam Season

Exam Destress: Providing Support this Exam Season

Nov 30, 10:00am - Nov 30, 4:00pm

University Community Centre
London, ON  N6A 3K7 Map

This Exam Season, Peer Support at Western University, Health Promotions Western and Western's Food Support Services are providing all the relief they can in one fun-filled relaxing day! Events will be happening in the Peer Support Centre (UCC 256 and UCC 258) and in the UCC Atrium.

Care Packages will be distributed in the UCC atrium featuring items to help you get through the exam season including pens, fresh fruit, ear plugs, and more!

Ever wondered what your future will look like? There's going to be a psychic in the UCC Atrium. Find out how well you'll ace your exams!

Health Promotions has brought back the ball pit! Meet new people. Do some soul-searching. Play in a ball pit. The choice is yours.

Destress with the cutest puppies possible in the Peer Support Centre (UCC 256). We hear there may be a pug?! Come and find out!

Finally, are you really feeling the stress of exam? Relax with a free massage in the UCC 258. (Did I mention it was completely free?)

Care Packages and Coffee in the Peer Support Centre

Care Packages and Coffee in the Peer Support Centre

Mar 30, 10:00am - Mar 30, 4:00pm

UCC 256

Finals season is just around the corner, and the Peer Support Centre wants to make sure you're taking care of yourself. Drop in between 10am-4pm on Wednesday, March 30th to make a DIY finals care package and drink a hot cup of coffee!