Staff and students sitting in the Peer Support Space.

Baines Peer Support Space

The Baines Peer Support Space, driven by the Wellness Peers, is a drop-in service focused on peer-to-peer support for students experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. It 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.

The Baines Peer Support Space is located in St. James, Room 157 with a satellite space for Residence students in Clare Hall, Room 261 (formerly, the second floor south study room).

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.

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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

CLOSED until September 2021