Hello and Welcome!

Our program is now full for the

September 2014 intake.

Thank you for your interest and support!


Peer Helpers are students trained in listening, support and referral skills. Our drop-in centers provide comfortable, private, confidential and safe spaces for students who would like someone to talk to. You can find Peer Helpers in the Learning Commons at McPherson Library, 135e and in the Residence Resource Hub, in the Health and Wellness Centre, Sanderson 102. You can also find us in the Welcome Centre in the University Centre. We host regular weekly events where any and all students can connect with each other. Please feel free to drop by and talk with one of us about whatever is on your mind and/or join us at one of our social gatherings. See the blue side bar for details.

Peer Helping is a program supported by Counselling Services. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like more information about the program, the Staff Coordinator(s) can be reached at (250) 721-8341 or Counselling Services at the University of Victoria.






Website and Photos Designed By: Corey Chan


Learning Commons Drop-In Centre: Peer Helpers are available at McPherson Library Learning Commons Room 135e, Monday to Friday 9:30 to 4:30.

Residence Resource HUB, Health & Wellness Centre (HAWC) Drop-In Centre, Sanderson 102. Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Coffee House: Thursdays

4:00 to 6:00 pm, Residence Resource HUB. Health & Wellness Centre (HAWC), Sanderson 102. All welcome. Join us for free coffee, tea, snacks and friendly conversation.

Welcome Centre, University Centre:

Tuesdays, MORNIN' MUNCH, 10:30 to noon. Looking for some social connection? Join us for free coffee, tea, snacks and friendly conversation.


Come and find out more about these events in person!




Peer Helpers can help you with:

  • information
  • referrals
  • personal support
  • study solutions
  • if you are having a bad day and need someone to talk to
  • or if you are having a great day and want to share it with someone!