by Oriel College Peer Supporters
You might remember hearing about Peer Supporters in Freshers’s Week, but that was ages ago – and even worse if you’re not a Fresher! So, here is a reminder.
What are Peer Supporters?
We are volunteer students, just like you, who have been trained by the Counselling Service to be effective at listening to your problems and helping you get support. Any student in college (JCR and MCR) can get in touch about any of their worries, whether to do with friends, work, emotions, and anything else. Our purpose is to be there when you want to talk to someone, but don’t think it needs to be a professional. Or, if you do want to reach out, but aren’t sure what your options are. We can listen, support, and signpost.
What about discretion?
Discretion is one of our absolute priorities. If you talk to us about an issue, no one will know. The only exception to this is if we think that someone is in danger. If that is the case, we will try our best to let you know who we are contacting and why. We will always try to work with you though, and break confidence only if absolutely necessary.
How do I get in touch?
You can find us around college, on Facebook, or by searching our names in your email inbox. Just drop us a message and we will be happy to help!