Our service provides listening, support, resource referral, and practical assistance. We are not a replacement for health services who can provide diagnosis, treatment, and long-term support. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment for students to talk and receive support.
The Peer Support Centre seeks to contribute to the continuous development of a supportive, accepting, and inclusive campus community. The Peer Support Centre strives to ensure that no student feels alone no matter what issue or concern they may face and aims to facilitate awareness amongst the student body of the personal, social, academic, and health and wellness resources that exist both on campus and in the Kingston community. The Peer Support Centre hopes to encourage members of the Queen’s community to engage in help-seeking mindsets and behaviors when facing challenges, struggles, and personal hardship.
The Peer Support Centre is a student-run service whose mission is to enhance the well-being of the diverse student population at Queen’s University by providing drop-in one-on-one support. Student volunteers provide welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support using active listening, resource referral, information guidance, and practical assistance. The Peer Support Centre is operated by the Alma Mater Society through its Social Issues Commission and is endorsed and supported by Queen’s University’s Student Wellness Services.
The AMS Peer Support Centre’s operations and goals are grounded in the following values: