Peer Support

Peer Counselor Training Program aims at equipping a group of dedicated and respectful students to reach out to their peers who are in need of support, encouragement, companionship and resource information on campus.

Be our Peer Counselors

Peer counseling can be a very rewarding and gratifying experience by exploring valuable helping skills and acquiring elementary mental health knowledge.  You may learn how to observe others while listening actively, communicating empathetically and responding non-judgmentally.  You may also appreciate emotions as a universal language and trusting relationships as a human need.

 

What can you get?

  • Enjoy a series of training and enrichment workshops for FREE

  • Help / accompany your peers to overcome difficult times

  • Share your personal story and gain valuable counseling / peer support experience

  • Participate proactively in Counseling and Wellness Center's events and activities

  • Develop effective listening, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Make great friends


What do Peer Counselors do?

Application for Peer Counselors opens every year from late Aug to late Oct.  Please stay tuned and grasp the application window to join us!

 

Get to Know our Peer Counselors

Sharing from Peer Counselors

 

 

Peter Tang (SENG)

Erin Ng (ENVR)


Ann Zhang (IELM)

Kingsley Chong (MARK)


 

Caring Projects

 

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Why are counseling services private and confidential?

When students decide to meet with a counselor, they need sufficient emotional support to manage their life adversities and mental health concerns. A student may be going through stressful experiences, traumatic life events, fear of judgement and an emotional roller coaster ride of mental health symptoms. They may feel embarrassed, vulnerable or a sense of shame, and may be reluctant to share their private feelings and secrets if they do not feel safe and comfortable in the counseling environment. It is of utmost importance for a counselor to gain trust from a student and build rapport with them to ensure the effectiveness of counseling/psychotherapy. Sometimes, the discussion may involve substance abuse, sexual activity, and concerns about other behaviors that might violate the student conduct code.

Counseling/psychotherapy is considered confidential to protect students’ personal experiences and the therapeutic relationship. Nevertheless, there are exceptions that confidentiality would not be upheld, particularly if the counselor is significantly concerned about the safety of student or someone else that the student is talking about.