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Sometimes you want to talk to someone with the same experience as you.

Peer Listening

Come visit!

Come visit with a trained student volunteer who is ready to listen and talk with you about your concerns. The peer listener is knowledgeable about on- and off-campus resources that might be suitable for your current experience. Everything you tell them is confidential, unless you're at risk of harming yourself or someone else. Peer listeners are supported by Student Wellness Services.

Peer listening is currently being offered in-person and is located through the side door of Student Wellness Services in MSC 373 (3rd floor of MacEwan Student Centre). There is a sign directly outside of the Peer Listening office, which is 373A. If this door is closed, the Peer Listeners may currently be supporting another student, so please have a seat on the couches and they will be with you shortly.

Peer listening is accessible for current UCalgary students only. 

For the fall 2023 semester, peer listening will be available Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. starting Sept. 18 - Dec. 6. Peer Listening does not run over the term break (Nov. 13-17).

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Have questions about the Peer Listening program or want to get involved? Reach out to

Please note that our volunteer team is full for fall 2023. We may have a limited number of spots available in winter 2024.

Peer support

Visit a drop-in peer support program where student volunteers can talk to you about issues, tell you about on- and off-campus services, or just spend some time listening to you vent. 

Volunteers are trained in active listening and helping skills. Everything you tell them is confidential, unless you're at risk of harming yourself or someone else. 

Faith and Spirituality Centre

The Faith and Spirituality Centre (FSC) seeks to cultivate a pluralistic community by encouraging cultural and religious literacy, community building, and social change as an integral part of the student experience.

Visit the FSC

Q Centre

The Students’ Union’s Q Centre is a safe, comfortable and inviting space for the LGBTQA+ community at the University of Calgary to come together.

Visit the Q Centre

Wellness and Health Awareness Team

W.H.A.T. promotes health and wellness in the campus community by connecting students to support on campus to create healthy, sustainable lifestyles. As a student-led health outreach team, Committed to creating a healthier campus community, W.H.A.T. helps to organize health promotion events around campus, focusing on mental health, sexual health and addiction awareness.

Learn more about W.H.A.T

Women's Resource Centre

The WRC's program supports women in making informed choices by providing information and access to resources.

Visit the WRC

Coffee & Connection

Join us online Thursday mornings for a relaxed conversation with your fellow UCalgary students. A new wellness topic will be explored each week during this hour-long session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from each other and get tips on how to keep your life and studies on track during these challenging times. Registered students will receive a Zoom link to join the meetings.

UCalgary Recovery Community

The UCRC is an inclusive, peer-driven space supporting all pathways to recovery, building community, and reducing addiction stigma on campus.

Weekly peer support meetings available.

Learn more about UCRC

Direct access services

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Self-help resources

Learn new coping skills and strategies at your own pace. Our online learning options include videos, online mindfulness, and webinars. View self-help resources »


Looking for effective strategies to maintain positive mental health? Register for one of our workshops »


Looking to learn new skills to maintain your well-being? View our group programs to find the right support for you. Find a group program »