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.
Anxiety support group
- Biweekly in-person session (Clearihue, C111)
- Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, 1hr long
- February 12
- February 26
- March 11
- March 25
- April 8
- Facilitated by Cara and Aubrie
Trauma support group
- Biweekly in-person session (B025 in the SUB)
- Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm, 1hr long
- February 14
- February 28
- March 13
- March 27
- April 10
- Facilitated by Jitendra and Kaylee
PSC Support Group Registration
Peer Support Centre Bi-weeky Support Group Sign Up
Meet The Facilitators:
Hello! My name is Cara. I am currently in my final semester pursuing a degree in sociology and environmental studies at UVic. I use she/her pronouns and identify as a cisgender, able-bodied, white woman residing on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱ŚANÉC peoples.
For the past three years, I’ve volunteered at the Peer Support Centre (PSC), where I also co-facilitated a previous support group. Anxiety has been a longstanding challenge for me, and I’ve recently begun taking concrete steps to address it and learn to better cope. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned and to also learn from everyone in the group. I strongly believe in creating spaces that foster community and connection to address mental health challenges. Knowing that you’re not alone can make a world of difference. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, and going for walks and hikes
My name is Kaylee (she/her) and I am in my 3rd year of my psychology degree here at UVic.
I am interested in interpersonal relationships and mental health and well-being. After my undergrad I am hoping to carry on to get my Masters in Counselling and become a therapist. When I’m not in class or studying you can find me curled up with a good book or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe! I am super excited to be a part of the Peer Support Centre this year and look forward to meeting you!
Hi! My name is Aubrie, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a fourth-year psychology major with a minor in education.
I grew up in a rural community in Alberta, but I am loving living the island life! I am passionate about mental health advocacy and promoting a healthy holistic lifestyle, which is my motivation for volunteering with the PSC and being an anxiety group facilitator. In my free time, I play and coach ringette here in Victoria, and I love all things outdoors: you can often find me hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, surfing or skiing with my friends!
Hi everyone! I’m Jitendra (she/her). I am pursuing a master’s in Applied Data Science and working as an Employment Analyst at UVic.
I have been volunteering at the Peer Support Centre since fall 2023. I’m originally from India and am incredibly grateful to have been living on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.
Most of my work over the past year, through various paid and volunteer positions at different organizations within the university, has been focused on supporting students from vulnerable groups.
As a trans woman of colour with lived experience of trauma, I understand the complexities of navigating multiple marginalized identities and strive to foster a space that embraces intersectionality.