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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 and group-style 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

SAFER SUBSTANCE USE DURING COVID-19 WORKSHOP

Learn all about harm reduction practices and resources available for safer substance use in the context of COVID-19. This is a synchronous, virtual workshop available to all UBC students, staff, and community members free of charge!

This workshop will be held over Zoom on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6:30pm. REGISTER HERE

 

OPIOID OVERDOSE FIRST AID TRAINING

Learn about the current accidental drug poisoning crisis in BC, how to recognize an accidental drug poisoning, and how to respond to an accidental drug poisoning. You will learn the “SAVE ME” steps to overdose first aid and will learn about places to access naloxone on campus. This is NOT a naloxone training, facilitators will not be showing you how to administer naloxone.

This training event will be held in-person in the NEST Room 2306/2309 on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:30pm. REGISTER HERE

*If you do not get a chance to register, you can still attend if there is space! Just swing by NEST 2306/2309 on the day of!*

 

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST

If you would like the Peer Support team to faciliate 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)

Join the Peer Support Team

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERS

AMS Peer Support is currently seeking Social Media volunteers for the 2021/22 academic year. Applications close on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:59pm PDTAPPLY HERE

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.