Welcome to the Peer Support Centre 

By Students – For Students 

The Saitsa Peer Support Centre is a safer space, welcoming all SAIT students to gather, socialize and actively participate in initiatives to promote mental health and well-being. This is an inclusive and diverse space for supporting student wellbeing.

The Saitsa Peer Support Centre is a drop-in space, come by any-time between 9-5 Monday to Friday to pick up resources, utilize active listening services or hang out.

 

Peer Support Centre Offers:

  • A drop-in space to connect
  • Peer support and connections to additional services
  • Events and programming to allow students to connect with supportive peers, make friends and cope with stress
  • Menstrual products and safer sex supplies
  • Resources around mental health support
  • Events intended to promote wellness through relaxing and fun activities

To view all ongoing Peer Support Centre events visit our events page.

What can you expect at the PSC?

  • Warm and caring staff who are ready to listen and help when needed
  • Students ONLY space
  • A safe and open environment; free from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religious beliefs, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status or any other factor that would marginalize an individual or group
  • Programming and activities specific to student needs
  • Empowering initiatives to help you actively participate in your mental health and well-being 

Who can use the PSC?

The Peer Support Centre is open to all SAIT students. Located in NJ105 in the Senator Burns building on the main campus. Students seeking peer support services from other campuses are encouraged to connect with peer listeners on the 7cups app.

 

Need to talk?

Peer Support staff and volunteers are trained to be empathetic and active listeners that have their own lived experiences with mental health and navigating the transition to life as a student. Peer Support is offered in a comfortable and casual setting and is best suited for venting or looking for further resources. Support is offered in an unstructured way so students can stay as long as they like within operating hours and talk about as many issues as they like.

 

What can the space be used for?

The Peer Support Centre is open for drop-in from 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and additionally from 5pm-7pm on Thursday nights for Pride. Students can participate in activities, utilize peer support services, explore resources, or just relax. It’s a great place to connect to other students in a warm and friendly environment.

 

How can I get involved?

The Peer Support Centre is always looking for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers. We offer flexible shifts that work with your schedule, it is a 2 hour per week commitment. If you are interested in volunteering in the Saitsa Peer Support Centre visit our volunteer page.

 

Peer Support Centre
Location: NJ105 – Senator Burns 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 403.210.5823 
Email: saitsa.peersupport@edu.sait.ca