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Peer Support

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

What to Expect

Peer Support provides free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for UBC students and staff facing a wide variety of challenges. Peer Support also provides educational workshops on mental health and harm reduction for UBC student groups and community members free of charge.

Book A Session today



Peer Support is now open for all peers with a valid UBC student ID!

Book a session today at https://calendly.com/amspeersupport

 

Here are two resources you can also refer to:

  • CRISIS CENTRE
    Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Available 24/7 and in over 140 languages.
    Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
    BC-wide: 1-800-784-2433
  • Student Health Services
    UBC Hospital
    Room M334
    2211 Wesbrook Mall
    Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1

EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAMS

SUBSTANCE USE MYTHBUSTERS WORKSHOP

Learn about common myths and unknown truths about substance use on campus! Topics include reducing stigma with substance use, getting support in UBC residence when using substances, and breaking down unsafe myths about substance use.

Date and Time: Monday, November 22, 2021 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Location: Zoom (Link emailed out to registrants)

REGISTER HERE

DIRECT ZOOM LINK

THRIVE MONTH: BUNNY VISIT

AMS Peer Support is bringing in bunnies for you to take a little break with! Come say hi and hangout with bunnies from a local animal shelter to destress.

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: AMS NEST Performance Theatre (Inside the “Egg” on the 2nd floor of the NEST)

REGISTER HERE

THRIVE MONTH: SAYING HI IN FIRST YEAR RESIDENCE

AMS Peer Support is visiting Orchard Commons in collaboration with UBC Residence Life and UBC Thrive! Join us for speed dating-style conversations with upper year students about university life, research, academics, etc. AND a game of jeopardy about wellness! Snacks will be provided.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Location: Orchard Commons Events Space (1st Floor, Orchard Commons Residence, 6363 Agronomy Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4).

REGISTER HERE

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST

If you would like the Peer Support team to facilitate a workshop to your UBC student group free-of-charge, please contact Elliott Gee, E&O Assistant Coordinator at ps.outreach@ams.ubc.ca.

We currently offer the following workshops:

  • Beating Burnout
  • Cannabasics: Cannabis Harm Reduction 101
  • Safer Substance Use during COVID-19
  • Succeeding Behind the Screens (Strategies for Success in Online School)
SEE BELOW FOR CURRENT PROGRAMS IN CALENDAR FORMAT

Join the Peer Support Team

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERS

Applications are now closed. AMS Peer Support is currently reviewing applications for Social Media volunteers for the 2021W2 semester (Jan – Apr 2022) 

OTHER VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Please email peersupport@ams.ubc.ca if you would like to be added to our email list and notified when we begin the next round of hiring for other volunteer positions.