Speakeasy Coordinator
Harper Watson
AMS Nest 3107
Speakeasy Assistant Coordinator
Ili Snyder
AMS Nest 3107
Speakeasy Reception Desk AMS Nest Main Floor, across from Merit Travel (room 1314)
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
11 AM – 7 PM *Closed during summer months, will re-open in September

Need to talk?

Speakeasy provides free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for UBC students and staff facing a wide variety of challenges.

University can be an extremely challenging and stressful time for anyone. Speakeasy provides a safe space of non-judgment and acceptance for students and faculty members who need support.

No problem is too big or too small! Some common issues students come to us with are:

  • Academic stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Family obligations and pressure
  • Sexual orientation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Disordered eating
  • Loneliness
  • Self-injury
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance abuse
  • How to support family and friends struggling with mental health issues
  • General mental health information

We can also connect you with many other resources that may be helpful for the issues you are facing. If you need help and are not sure exactly where to turn, Speakeasy is a great first option to get you started!

Peer Support

To make use of this great service, come by the Speakeasy reception desk on the main floor of the AMS Nest, across from Merit Travel (room 1314).

Soon moving to a more private and confidential space, 3rd floor of the Nest just past SASC!

You can also drop by our office in the Services Wing of the AMS Nest (room 3107L). All drop-in sessions are very strictly confidential and held in a private setting.

We chose our Peer Support Volunteers extremely carefully, and we provide them with extensive training to support students with a wide variety of issues. Our goal is to empower you to resolve issues in your own way by providing support, information and guidance.

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 Marketing Outreach volunteers is out on the campus every week to let people know about our service and contribute to 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, please contact our administrative office at 604-822-9246 or email the Speakeasy Coordinator at speak@ams.ubc.ca. We are always looking for help to get the word out about mental health and accessing services!