Speakeasy

Speakeasy

Speakeasy Coordinator
Osha Hagon
AMS Nest 3107
604.822.9246
speak@ams.ubc.ca
Office Hours
Tue: 12.00-13.00; 15.30-16.30

Wed: 11:00-17.00

Thu: 12:00-13:00

By Appointment

Location
AMS Nest 1314 (main floor)
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
9AM to 5:30PM

Need to talk?

Speakeasy provides peer support for students facing a wide variety of challenges.

University is an extremely challenging and stressful time for everyone, and Speakeasy was established to provide a non-judgmental, supportive ear for students and faculty members who are feeling distressed.

They’re also very good at connecting students with other resources, so if you’re not sure exactly where to turn, but need help, Speakeasy is a great first option.

Peer Support

To make use of/access this great service, come by the desk on the main floor (room 1314). You can also simply drop by their office at the AMS Nest 3107L. All drop-ins are very strictly confidential and held in a private setting.

We chose our Peer Support Volunteers extremely carefully, and we train them to help students deal with a wide range of problems. Our goal is to help you resolve problems yourself, by supporting, empowering, and guiding you through unfamiliar territory.

No problem is too big or too small. The most common issues students come to us with are:

  • Relationship problems
  • Family obligations and pressure
  • Sexual orientation
  • Academic stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Disordered eating
  • Loneliness
  • Self-injury
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance abuse
  • General information

Feedback form

Speakeasy strives to provide the best service to its users and welcomes your feedback!

Please help us improve by filling out this Feedback Form.

 

Campus Outreach

We all have relationships with our own mental health, so we’re committed to increasing awareness of mental health issues and reducing the stigma associated with them. Our team of dedicated outreach volunteers is out on the campus every week to let people know about our service and have discussions about mental health. We are involved with a number of groups and initiatives on campus and are always looking for more opportunities to engage. If your group is interested in working with Speakeasy or partnering for an event, you should contact our administrative office. We’re always looking for help to get the word about mental health and accessing services, because we can’t do it all on our own.