Peer support services for students, or anyone who needs someone to talk to, in-person or over-the-phone.
In crisis now? You have options! No problem is too big or too small:
-->Drop-in to 2-707 SUB or call the Peer Support Centre HelpLine at 780-492-HELP
The Peer Support Centre is now open during the following hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-8:00pm
-->If we are unavailable, call the Edmonton Distress Line at 780-482-HELP to talk to someone right away, 24 hours a day.
The Peer Support Centre, formerly the Student Distress Centre, is a Students' Union service that offers the University community a place to talk to someone for support. Opened in 1969, Peer Support Centre provides information, referrals, crisis intervention and a completely confidential place to talk.
Peer Support Centre volunteers are University of Alberta students trained in supportive listening, communication and referral skills. These non-judgmental volunteers are here to listen to you objectively and empathetically, and the Peer Support Centre follows a principle of non-directiveness — you are the expert of your situation. Instead of offering advice, volunteers will help you clarify the problem and uncover your own resources and solutions.
The Peer Support Centre maintains an extensive referral list, and volunteers have access to updated information about campus and broader community resources. If a volunteer is not equipped to help you, he or she can refer you to someone with the appropriate resources or skills.
Volunteers can assist with both academic and personal problems. No concern is too big or too small, whether you need to know how to have an exam deferred, where to find information on eating disorders, or whether you want to talk to someone about a personal loss or suicide. You can drop in to 2-707 SUB or call us at 780-492-HELP (780-492-4357). You can also book an appointment by calling 780-492-4268.
Monday to Friday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Peer Support Centre
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW