Peer support is a system whereby a group of students are trained in order to provide their fellow students compassion and support when they are having problems big or small. Peer support gives you a context through which you can talk through anything you’re struggling with in complete confidentiality. The aim of the peer supporter is not to offer advice, but to let you talk through things you might not feel comfortable talking to friends etc. about, and then, if necessary and wanted, signpost you to counselling, tutors, doctors, helplines etc.
Peer support also takes the form of a weekly Biscuit Club in the evening where students can just take some time out from studies and relax with a cuppa.