Need a little extra help in your courses? We provide an affordable tutor referral service on campus. Request a tutor and we will happily provide you with 3 eligible tutors from our database!Learn More
Need someone to talk to after regular business hours? Call the Peer Support Phone Line at 613-562-5604 and one of our trained volunteers would be happy to listen, provide empathetic support and answer any questions you may have!Learn More
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, lonely or just want someone to vent to? Drop by the Centre for a one-on-one confidential chat. Our staff and volunteers are trained in Active Listening and will provide empathetic, non-judgmental support for anyone in needLearn More
The Peer Help Centre operates as a peer helping peer service. Our mandate is to provide the student community with academic, personal, and social support and guidance, which is achieved through short-term peer consultation.
Living by the philosophy “students helping students”, the Peer Help Centre is trained and certified in Active Listening, Crisis Intervention, Limits and Boundaries, Suicide Awareness, Suicide Intervention and mentoring modules. Our volunteers and staff are here to assist students in times of personal strife, such as mental health issues, sexuality, substance abuse, domestic violence and partner abuse. Operating in a bias-free zone, Peer Help’s nonjudgmental and empathetic environment offers uOttawa students a comfortable place to turn to in a time of need and support.
At the Peer Help Centre we pride ourselves in confidentiality and anonymity. We believe in providing extensive, open access to the student community and do so by providing drop-in services during daytime business hours and a crisis phone line at night time for students who feel more comfortable receiving over-the-phone help.