Welcome to the UVSS Peer Support Centre!

A safer space created to be an inclusive and comfortable space for students from all walks of life.

Whether you are struggling with or have questions regarding mental health, are concerned for a friend, or need help accessing resources on or off campus, you can seek a first-point-of-contact at the Peer Support Centre. 

Our trained student volunteers are here to listen, offering non-judgmental, empathetic and confidential support while helping fellow students navigate next-step resources and student life at UVic.

Visit us in person or virtually!

The Peer Support Centre is here for you both on campus (B035 in the basement of the Student Union Building) and online.

We are closed for the summer term. See you in September!

If you are seeking mental health resources, check out the UVSS ReThink Mental Health Resource Hub for on campus and community resources.

Self-Care & Resource Guide

Feeling weird but not ready to talk quite yet? Check out our Self-Care & Resource Guide! This guide will walk you through a series of questions and resources to help you take care of yourself.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch, email us at peersupport@uvss.ca

Have a look at our video below to learn more about what the Peer Support Centre is, how we can support you, and how to drop-in online!

What’s happening at the PSC?

Here you’ll find information about events, workshops, groups and other things that are happening at the Peer Support Centre!

Supports for Students Impacted by the War in Ukraine

In partnership with Cascadia Counselling Clinic, we will be providing three free counselling sessions to students who are impacted by the war.

For more information on Cascadia Counselling Clinic, visit their website 

To apply, please fill out the application form below ↓

Support Groups for Chronic Illness & ADHD

These group aims to act as a safe space to share experiences with those who understand what you are going through. This will be a place to make connections, vent, share resources, and get to know each other.

For now, these sessions will be conducted over Zoom with the hope of changing to a hybrid program, pending COVID safety directives.

These groups will take place every other Tuesday, starting February 1, at the following times:

Click the links above for more info, and to register.

Peer Support Hours for Anyone Struggling with War

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine can be burdensome on students. If you are struggling at all, please feel welcome to our support hours dedicated to helping students through this conflict.

  • When? Wednesdays: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Where? Student Union Building B035

We also want to hear about what supports students need in response to the war in Ukraine. Please complete the short survey here to share your thoughts.

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Volunteer with us!

Click the link below to download the application form, which includes description of the role, duties, benefits, required qualifications, and how to apply!

We accept applications on an on-going basis, though training takes place annually in mid- to late-August, currently in an online format.

We are currently done hiring for our 2021/2022 cohort.

Email us if you have any questions!