UCalgary peer support programs

Sometimes you want to talk to someone with the same experience as you.

Peer support

University can be difficult but you don't have to manage alone.

Visit a drop-in peer support program where student volunteers can talk to you about issues, tell you about on- and off-campus services, or just spend some time listening to you vent. 

Volunteers are trained in active listening and helping skills. Everything you tell them is confidential, unless you're at risk or harming yourself or someone else. 


Q Centre

The Students’ Union’s Q Centre is a safe, comfortable and inviting space for the LGBTQA+ community at the University of Calgary to come together.

Visit the Q Centre

Women's Resource Centre

The WRC's program supports women in making informed choices by providing information and access to resources.

Visit the WRC

Native Centre

The Aboriginal Student Success, Empowerment and Re-engagement Training program takes a holistic approach to academic success by providing academic and cultural guidance to Indigenous students.

Visit the Native Centre

Nomads

Meet other international graduate students, learn about self-care or just relax. Drop-in for Nomads peer support Thursdays, 5 - 7 p.m. in the Well (MSC 373).

Learn more about Nomads

Flourishing in Arts

De-stress and have fun while engaging in an activity or craft with representatives from student wellness services and the Faculty of Arts Students' Association. Stop by the Arts Lounge (SS 103) Wednesdays from noon - 2 p.m. during the fall/winter term.

Campus Community Hub

The Campus Community Hub peer support program is open to all students. Drop-in to de-stress or just to hang out. We have games, painting, coffee, tea and snacks.

Visit the Campus Community Hub

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Peer Listeners: Weekdays, 2 - 4 p.m. in the Well (MSC 373)

Talk to someone who gets it – Peer Listeners are here for you.

Peer Listeners are student volunteers who have training in active listening and crisis response. They know the stresses of being a student, and are available to support you during the fall/winter term.

Peer listening is free, confidential and non-judgmental.

Peer Listeners are available if you want to connect with other students, or are seeking support for personal and/or academic concerns. Drop in at the Well (MSC 373) weekdays from 2 - 4 p.m. We’re here and ready to listen.

Find out more about Peer Listening (PDF)

Self-help

Mental health support includes more than one-on-one counselling. Find the right service option for you.

Peer support

Want to talk to someone who gets it? Find a peer support program that fits your schedule. Find peer support options »

Learning

Develop the skills to maintain your positive mental health with group programs, workshops, training and online learning. Find learning opportunities »

Drop-in activities

De-stress between classes with drop-in programs to do crafts and meet new people. Find a drop-in program »