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The Peer Support Centre is a group of dedicated student volunteers who provide welcoming, confidential, and empathetic peer-based support to students at Queen’s University. Students are encouraged to come and speak with our volunteers who will listen and offer support for any and all issues. As well, we can suggest resources available on campus and in the Kingston community.
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Queen’s TALKS

You don’t have to be an expert to help a friend!

 

The Queen’s University AMS Peer Support Centre is proud to present Queen’s TALKS, a campaign aimed at spreading awareness and educating students on how to support a friend in need.  Every Fall Semester, the Peer Support Centre will host multiple events, including featured speaker presentations, poster campaigns and outreach booths across campus.

 

The mission of the Queen’s TALKS campaign is to spread the word that you don’t have to be an expert to help a friend.  Our goal is to encourage members in the Queen’s community to support each other in our times of need.  The foundations of Queen’s TALKS are Tell them you care, Ask gently, Listen attentively, Know your resources, and Stay in touch.

 

The Peer Support Centre is committed to supporting members of the Queen’s community and encouraging students to engage in honest genuine and open conversation about mental well-being. We invite you to attend our Queen’s TALKS events.

you are good enough exactly as you are, but if you want to change, that's your right, and you'll still be awesome if and when you do.

An important note:

Social support is important to overcome a personal or mental health challenge; however, involving other mental health resources is key for a proper support system. Make sure to draw from the community of support resources, such as family members, a residence Don, counsellors, or other mental health professionals.

 

If you are really concerned about your friend or suspect that they are at risk of suicide or other serious personal harm, talk to someone else about your concerns. Encourage your friend to visit their doctor or a mental health professional immediately. If you friend is in immediate danger of suicide, call 911, and stay with them until help has arrived.

 

Remember to be gentle with yourself. You are not responsible for your friend’s wellness, and people need a community of support and a willingness for recovery to overcome a challenge. Make sure that you are not the only person supporting your friend, and make sure that you are getting the support you need as well.