Peer Support offers an accessible and informal opportunity to talk through issues which may be concerning you. It can help simply to get things off your chest and know that someone is willing to listen and take time to understand what’s on your mind.
All Peer Supporters are trained to listen effectively, communicate sensitively, maintain confidentiality, respect boundaries, and recognise when and how to refer to professional support services. Peer Supporters attend ongoing fortnightly supervision through the University Counselling Service to consolidate their training. All Peer Supporters abide by a Code of Practice.
You can talk with a Peer Supporter about anything that is troubling you. Common issues include stress, anxiety, uncertainty about the future, homesickness, and family or relationship problems.
If you would like to talk with a Peer Supporter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Your email will be replied to within 24 hours. Peer Supporters will be present at most social welfare events in College so feel free to approach them directly.
Our current peer supporters are Deping Lui and Alexandra Gushurst-Moore.