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.

The Peer Support Centre bi-weekly support groups offer a safe space for sharing your experiences with those who know what you are going through. Please fill out the form below to register.

Volunteer with us!

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others and want to be part of a supportive community, consider joining the Peer Support Centre as a volunteer. We welcome individuals who are dedicated to providing empathetic listening, guidance, and assistance to their peers.

To express your interest in volunteering, please fill out the form below. We accept applications on an ongoing basis, allowing you to join our team at any time throughout the year. However, please note that our annual training sessions are conducted in mid- to late-August, and currently, they are being held online.

Come for a visit!

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

Our schedule for the summer (May-August) is listed below:

Monday – 1pm to 2pm

Thursday – 1pm to 2:30pm

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

Self-Care & Resource Guide

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

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