1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with their mental health in any given year. At StFX, this means that almost 1,000 of us will struggle this year alone, and in reality, that number is probably higher due to our status as students. Of those who struggle, only 1 in 4 will get the help that they need.
The StFX Peer Support Program exists to provide non-judgmental support, listening services, and information to all students regardless of gender, race, or other socioeconomic factors. The services we provide are holistic and aimed towards those struggling with mental health or sexualized violence. All services are survivor centric, feminist, inclusive, anti-oppressive, and born of a desire to make seeking support a less intimidating process. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please answer the following questions and hit submit before September 15th!
Job Description: volunteers will complete training throughout first semester, and work 1-2 2.5 hour shifts a week once the PSP office opens in January, where they will provide listening services to students who visit the PSP office, help students understand their options in seeking help, and direct students to appropriate local or on-campus resources dependent on the situation. Volunteers may also be asked to take on tasks such as managing social media, or doing classroom visits. Any questions about the position can be addressed to program coordinators Addy and Susie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.