Peer Support

Students Helping Students

Peer Support is a student-operated service that provides students with a safe, confidential environment to discuss life’s stresses and tough situations with a trained listener.

Peer Support Online Chat

Our online chat service is available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We appreciate your patience during these hours as we have limited Peer Support volunteers available to take on chats/clients.

For those needing assistance outside of the above hours, please consider contacting one of the following:

-If it is an active emergency and/or life is at risk, please dial 911.

-For questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please contact 811.

-The Distress Line is available to provide confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. Dial 780-482-4357 to be connected to a listener.

-MacEwan students may also contact MacEwan Wellness and Psychological Services at 780-497-5063 or visit them online.

For additional questions, please contact the Services Manager at 

Passionate About People

Peer Support can help provide you with practical experience and prepare you for your future profession. It’s especially applicable if you’re studying Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, Communication, Education, Emergency Communications and Response, Holistic Health, Human Resources, Life Support, Special Needs or if you just like helping others.

Volunteering with Peer Support involves taking part in a weekend-long training session on how to properly encourage discussion. With Peer Support you are provided with the opportunity to develop supportive listening skills and practice confidentiality and relationship building.

Sign up to volunteer here!