King’s students have two on-campus peer support workers who provide free, non-judgmental, confidential, and safe mental health support to students. No appointment is necessary.
The Peer Support Program started in October 2015 as part of the Stay Connected Mental Health Project, which created a link between universities and hospitals in Halifax to better serve students who need different types of support.
Supervised by King’s Assistant Dean of Students, the peer support workers have received 16 hours of training adapted from the Nova Scotia Certified Peer Support Specialist Program and other training programs from across Canada. They also have their own personal experiences with mental health, allowing them to identify, relate to, and support students on a peer-to-peer level.
Read more about the program.