The Peer Help Centre is a volunteer-driven, student-run service that offers academic, personal and social support to students in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment.

 Tutor Referral

Need a little extra help in your courses? We provide an affordable tutor referral service on campus. Request a tutor and we will happily provide you with 3 eligible tutors from our database!

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Peer Support Phone Line

Need someone to talk to after regular business hours? Our peer support phone line is launching soon.

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Active Listening

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, lonely or just want someone to vent to? Drop by the Centre for a one-on-one confidential chat. Our staff and volunteers are trained in Active Listening and will provide empathetic, non-judgmental support for anyone in need

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Mandate

The Peer Help Centre operates as a peer helping peer service. Our mandate is to provide the student community with academic, personal, and social support and guidance, which is achieved through short-term peer consultation.

Philosophy

Living by the philosophy “students helping students”, the Peer Help Centre is trained and certified in Active Listening, Crisis Intervention, Limits and Boundaries, Suicide Awareness, Suicide Intervention and mentoring modules. Our volunteers and staff are here to assist students in times of personal strife, such as mental health issues, sexuality, substance abuse, domestic violence and partner abuse. Operating in a bias-free zone, Peer Help’s nonjudgmental and empathetic environment offers uOttawa students a comfortable place to turn to in a time of need and support.

At the Peer Help Centre we pride ourselves in confidentiality and anonymity. We believe in providing extensive, open access to the student community and do so by providing drop-in services during daytime business hours and a crisis phone line at night time for students who feel more comfortable receiving over-the-phone help.