What is a peer mentor?
Peer mentors (PM) are trained students who are here to provide additional resources to students as they navigate the everyday stressors of student life. PMs work collaboratively to respond to student needs, promote personal wellness, raise awareness, provide education, and serve as a resource to students on a wide variety of mental health issues.
What does a peer mentor do?
PMs meet individually with students to discuss lighter concerns, link to Counseling Services when necessary, as well as link to university, community resources, and/or peer advocacy. They also provide outreach programming to the university community on a variety of mental health topics.
What kind of training do peer mentors receive?
PMs are upper-level social work or psychology majors who have studied mental health and learned general counseling skills. PMs complete the NASPA Certified Peer Educator Training and receive weekly supervision and seminars for ongoing training in these areas.
How do I connect with a peer mentor?
Please complete the form at the end of this page, or contact Counseling Services.
*Please note that peer mentorship is a preventative service and may not be the best resource given your specific concerns or needs. If PM is not an appropriate resource, we may refer you to a professional counselor.