The Peer Help Centre operates as a peer support service and resource centre. The Centre’s mandate is to provide the student community with academic, personal, and social support through resource distribution and short-term peer consultation. The Peer Help Centre services include: tutoring services, Active Listening sessions that occur in person (now on Zoom due to COVID-19) or via the Peer Support Phone Line and Support Chat, the Mentoring for Youth Program, Peer Editing, and Presentation Critiques. The Centre’s primary goal has always been to offer students at the University of Ottawa a judgment-free, confidential, and empathetic environment.
The Seven Services Offered by the Peer Help Centre
Three Mental Health Support Services
- Appointments or Walk-in Active Listening Sessions (Only on Zoom due to COVID-19)
- Peer Support Phone Line
- Peer Support Chat
Three Academic Support Services
Mentoring for Youth Program
The Mentoring for Youth Program is a program where a University of Ottawa student is matched with a high school student in a mentorship. During this mentorship the Peer Mentor volunteers provide academic, emotional and social support.