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Queen's University

Peer Support Groups

Support groups at the AMS Peer Support Centre are a way for students to connect with peers who may be experiencing similar life challenges. If you choose to attend a support group, you will be welcomed warmly by two volunteer facilitators, as well as the other group members. The groups are structured informally, and allow students to discuss issues and concerns they may be facing and share strategies that work for them. Most importantly, they allow students to connect with each other and to ensure that no one feels alone in their challenges and struggles.

Sessions will last approximately an hour, although the length will vary. We will take a break about 30 minutes into each session.

Current support groups offered are:

  1. Student Anxiety and Stress
  2. Transitioning to Queen’s (first-year students)

Support groups will begin mid-October 2012. 

Please email to sign up for a particular group.

Drop-ins are welcomed and encouraged!

The AMS Peer Support Centre is comprised of a dedicated group of trained student volunteers, here to offer social and personal peer-based support to students at Queen’s University. The Centre provides a non-judgmental and confidential environment. You are encouraged to speak with one of our empathetic volunteers who are here to listen and talk about anything you want.  As well, we can suggest available resources on campus and in the Kingston community. The PSC is here to offer support for any and all issues. Nothing is too big or too small.   

There are a number of ways to get support with the Peer Support Centre.

We are located in room 34 of the JDUC (facing the Publishing and Copy Centre, turn right and walk to the very end of the hallway), and are open from 2:00-11:30pm, 7 days a week. During those times, you can drop-in to the Centre or you can call the Centre  at (613-533-6000 ext. 75111). As well, we encourage you to attend one of support groups to connect with peers who may be facing similar life challenges.


Visit the Centre's website to learn more! 



Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000