Learn more about Peer Supports
We have a great peer community at George Brown who is ready and willing to support you during your time at the college. Learn how your peers can help below by determining the type of support you’d like or need.
Do you want to...
- Talk with a trained GBC peer about concerns relevant to student life?
- Get support from students in your program?
- Get support from students in your community?
- Get involved and connect with peers who share your interests?
- Get peer support for your mental health?
Talk with a trained GBC peer about concerns relevant to student life
- Peer support is offered in the areas of Community Well-Being (e.g. stress management, food security, community services & resources, basic sign language). Peerconnect offers one-on-one coaching, workshops, daily activities, and events.
- The Peer to Peer Resiliency Modules offer students an opportunity to talk one-on-one to Peer coaches and learn ways to build their own personal resiliency. The initial 3 modules available are Coping with Uncertainty, Mindfulness, and Changing your Thoughts.
- The one-on-one sessions will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students can register for them by emailing: Peercommunity@georgebrown.ca.
Get support from students in your program
- Availability of peer tutoring varies by program/course
- Find out whether your academic centre employs peer tutors by contacting your program coordinator
Get support from students in your community
- The Black Student Success Network (BSSN) is aimed at improving black students’ academic success and well-being at GBC.
- Students who self-identify as black can email email@example.com to access services.
- Organized through the Student Association, clubs are open to all.
Get involved and connect with peers who share your interests
- For a list of all student-run services and clubs to get connected and find your community at GBC
Get peer support for your mental health
- Stella's Place provides comprehensive mental health services for 16 to 29-year olds in downtown Toronto
- Peer supporters at Stella’s Place have lived experience with mental health and recovery, and are trained to provide support to other young adults experiencing mental health challenges.
- At Stella’s Place, peers facilitate virtual programs, groups and activities. Peers can also help young adults navigate the mental health system
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 416-461-2345, or download the Bean Bag Chat app to access peer-based programming at Stella’s
- New View is a club run by current and former GBC students which facilitates twice-weekly support groups called NewView Circles. They also organize and run larger NewView Open Circle events for the students to further engage in the community.
- Meetings are currently on hold but will resume in the fall (2020)
- Follow @NEWVIEWCOLLECTIVE to learn more and stay updated on meeting details
- Togetherall is an online peer to peer support community where you can discuss your mental health, get tips and support from others who have been there, and get connected to other resources if you need them
- You can remain anonymous if you wish
- Trained professionals ensure that the online community stays safe for everyone