Peer Support Centre

The centre is a safe space in which students can express their feelings and explore resource options provided by the university, the city of London, and the USC

About us

What we do

It is the Peer Support Centre’s mission to provide non-professional support to students. By fostering a spirit of openness and understanding through peer-based support, the goal of the centre is to provide students with an accessible, welcoming, and accommodating service. The centre is a safe space in which students can express their feelings and explore resource options provided by the university, the city of London, and the USC.

Our service also provides mobile support to events that happen around Western University’s campus during regular operating hours. If you are interested in having our volunteers attend your event, please send an email to associate.peersupport@westernusc.ca

Who we are

Our centre is staffed by Western students who are passionate about helping those in their community. All volunteers are trained in the model of peer-based support and undergo continuous training and supervision with our staff supervisors throughout the year.

Join our Team

The hiring process to become a volunteer for the year occurs at the beginning of second semester for the previous year. Successful applicants are notified by the end of second semester and attend a mandatory training at the end of the summer.

The application period to become a volunteer will be coming soon.
 Please check back here or follow us on Facebook for details on when applications will open for 2021-22.

If you wish to learn more about the role, please refer to our Volunteer Terms of Reference and a sampler of our Training Handbook.

Accessing Our Services

Hours of Operation

The centre is located in the University Community Centre’s lower level, in Room UCC 76.

The centre is open every week Monday-Friday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM during the academic year.

In the evening, the centre facilitates discussion groups.

For a list and schedule of our discussion groups, please see our Facebook page here.

Virtual Support

The Peer Support team will continue to offer virtual support for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The hours of operation for our zoom service are the same as the in-person Centre: 10 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday

This is an amazing resource for individuals who may still be living in a mosty virtual university environment, or who are simply more comfortable with accessing our services remotely rather than coming in person.

To access virtual support, use the following zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97246034180.

A Peer Support Centre volunteer will be there to greet you and walk you through the process of using our virtual support service.

 

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