WUSA Student-Run Services including MATES, Glow Centre, The Women’s Centre, and RAISE are offering online peer support sessions during the spring term. These sessions will be one-on-one with a trained undergraduate student who is here to help. All sessions will be confidential and a maximum of 1 hour in length. Please see below for the specifics that each service offers.

MATES

MATES is a peer-support service for the undergraduate student population. MATES Peer Support Volunteers support students experiencing stress, social, and academic challenges as well as low-level mental health concerns. The MATES team consists of trained student volunteers who are knowledgeable about various on and off-campus resources and can assist students in navigating these services. A MATES session lasts for one hour maximum.

*Support sessions available in the following languages: English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Spanish, Punjabi, Romanian, Portuguese, and Arabic.

Support Platforms: Skype

Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:30am - 9:30pm; Sat & Sun: 10:30am - 5:30pm

In-person Sessions: SLC MPR

Office hours: Tues & Thurs: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 

Glow Centre

The Glow Centre provides peer support for queer, trans, and questioning students. If you would like to talk to someone who is familiar with lgbtq+ concerns and issues we are here for you. Our volunteers are not professional counselors and do not provide advice. Through active listening, they provide a space for you to be heard, validated, and understood.

Support Platforms: Skype

Hours – Mon-Fri: 4pm - 8pm

The Women’s Centre

The Women's Centre aims to create a positive and safe space for students of all genders, with a special focus on women and trans folks. Our volunteers are trained to provide peer support with an intersectional lens and can help connect you with resources about sexual health, healthy relationships, mental health, and more.  We're here to listen, support, and help connect students with helpful resources within the university and the community.

Support Platforms: Skype

Hours – Mon to Fri: 12 pm - 3 pm (SLC Room 1201) & 3 pm - 6 pm (Online)

RAISE

RAISE stands for Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity, and Equity. We are the undergraduate racialized service on campus, formed in Winter 2019, with the aim of addressing and dismantling systems of xenophobia and discrimination on our campus. With the presence of COVID-19, RAISE has moved online for Spring term but would like to reassure students of our continued presence. As we quarantine in place and continue to physically distance, RAISE understands how easy it is to become disconnected and feel alone. We recognize how difficult it is for many of us to comprehend the "new normal" and the challenges that poses for our student lives. Though physically our office is closed, we are still available to provide support. Please fill out the form below or reach out to us through our social media (@uwraise) if you would like to chat with us. Together, we will get through this.

Support Platforms: Google Hangouts/Meet

Hours – Monday - Friday: Online

Note - RAISE office is closed for Fall of 2020 due to construction.

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MATES Peer Support

Available Times and Days of the Week

Day of the Week Time Block #1 Time Block #2 Time Block #3 Time Block #4 Time Block #5 Time Block #6
Monday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 6:30 pm 6:30 - 8:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 5:30 pm    
Sunday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 2:30 - 4:30 pm 4:30 - 5:30 pm    

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All sessions are available in English. If you would prefer a session in one of our other available languages, please select one of the available options
Please provide any additional information you feel would be helpful for us to know about your request.
Although we prefer Video sessions as it helps us to connect with you on a more personal level, we also understand that there can be technical issues or other concerns where you may prefer an audio only session.
Glow Peer Support

Available Times and Days of the Week

Day of the Week Time Block #1 Time Block #2 Time Block #3 Time Block #4
Monday 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - 6 pm 6 pm - 7 pm 7 pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - 6 pm 6 pm - 7 pm 7 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - 6 pm 6 pm - 7 pm 7 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - 6 pm 6 pm - 7 pm 7 pm - 8 pm
Friday 4 pm - 5 pm 5 pm - 6 pm 6 pm - 7 pm 7 pm - 8 pm

Please select your top 3 Time and Date choices below

Please provide any additional information you feel would be helpful for us to know about your request.
Although we prefer Video sessions as it helps us to connect with you on a more personal level, we also understand that there can be technical issues or other concerns where you may prefer an audio only session.
Women's Centre Peer Support

Available Times and Days of the Week

Day of the Week Time Block #1 Time Block #2 Time Block #3 Time Block #4
Monday 12 pm - 2 pm 2 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 6 pm  
Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 2 pm 2 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm 2 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 6 pm  
Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm 2 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 6 pm  
Friday 10 am - 12 pm 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm    

Please select your top 3 Time and Date choices below

Please provide any additional information you feel would be helpful for us to know about your request.
Although we prefer Video sessions as it helps us to connect with you on a more personal level, we also understand that there can be technical issues or other concerns where you may prefer an audio only session.
RAISE Peer Support

Available Times and Days of the Week

Day of the Week Time Block #1 Time Block #2
Monday 10 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 2 pm
Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 2 pm
Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday N/A N/A

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Please provide any additional information you feel would be helpful for us to know about your request.
Although we prefer Video sessions as it helps us to connect with you on a more personal level, we also understand that there can be technical issues or other concerns where you may prefer an audio only session.
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