Staff and students sitting in the Peer Support Space.

Baines Peer Support Space

**Beginning Thursday, October 22, the Wellness Peers are pleased to provide modified in-person hours in the Baines Peer Support Space. We are pleased to provide drop-in support to Brescia students experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns.**

The Baines Peer Support Space, driven by the Wellness Peers, is a program focused on peer-to-peer support for students experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. This drop-in service encourages students seeking support to come and speak with thoroughly trained Wellness Peers who promote mental health wellbeing, resilience building and increasing self-care and self-management strategies.

In Fall 2020, the Baines Peer Support Space will run out of its new satellite location in Clare Hall Residence, Room 261. (Formerly, the second floor south study room).

OPEN TO ALL BRESCIA STUDENTS. If you live off-campus and would like to access the peer support service, simply sign out the key at the Clare Hall front desk. You can return it when you are done accessing this drop-in support.

Peer Support is the first stop for many students before accessing further services. This service is a Peer Program run through the Student Life Centre and while this program is provided by Brescia students, they are advised, trained, and supported by Student Life staff members.

**Please note that this service will continue to operate in-person and socially-distanced; however, only one student may access support in the space at a time and a mask must be worn**

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The Baines Peer Support Space has been intentionally created to be a space unlike any other on-campus offering:

  • Calming items to help with grounding
  • Resources for students to learn from
  • Peers to provide hope and help
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • White noise machine

Hours of Operation

Monday - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.