Peer Wellness Sessions support your well-being by creating a safe, welcoming, accessible environment to discuss your mental health and wellness. During sessions, expect:

  • non-judgmental listening
  • information about available resources
  • opportunities to reflect
  • strategies for healthy coping

The goal is to leave sessions feeling supported, optimistic, and empowered to make your own choices.

Check back for the Spring 2022 Peer Wellness session schedule. Sessions are free and open for all Langara students.


About the Facilitator
Lauren (she, her, hers) is a Certified Peer Educator with three years of experience providing peer support and group facilitation. She also has a BSc in Biology, an Advanced Certificate in Health Leadership, and is currently pursuing Nursing. Lauren is passionate about mental health and wellness, and is very excited to be part of this program and support Langara students. Peer Helpers, who are in training to facilitate sessions of their own, may also join in from time to time. 

“I encourage all Langara students to try out a wellness session to see what the Peer Wellness Support Program has to offer. Students can expect to speak with their peers in a safe environment that allows for empowerment, honesty, and opportunities to explore their own ideas and develop personal resourcefulness.”
– Lauren Watson, Peer Wellness Support Program Coordinator

Questions? Email laurenwatson@langara.ca


Meet Our Peer Wellness Support Volunteers

Tejinder (he, him, his)
Mental Health Ambassador and Peer Wellness Support Volunteer
Business Management

“I understand how difficult college learning can be for some students and feeling a sense of belonging can be challenging. Sometimes students find it difficult to cope with their daily lives and learning side-by-side. Being one of these students I decided to join the Mental Health Ambassadors so that I can support mental health initiatives on campus. Other than MHA, I will be there to provide help and resources to the students as a Peer Mentor. I comfortably speak English, Hindi, and Punjabi and love cycling, walking, and trekking.” 

 

Madhushree (Madhu) (she, her, hers)
Mental Health Ambassador and Peer Wellness Support Volunteer
Post Degree Diploma in Data Analytics

"Hello! My name is Madhushree and I go by she/her. I speak English, Tamil, and Telugu. I am currently pursuing PDD in Data Analytics in Langara College. I became a part of Langara's Mental Health Ambassador because, I believe that mental health is an important part of every student’s life especially during these pandemic times and I wanted to help fellow students overcome any obstacles they may be facing. Apart from studies and volunteering, my hobbies are trying out different cuisines, and reading books."

 

Antonio (he, him, his)
Mental Health Ambassador
PDD Business Administration

"Hi! My name is Antonio, and I am an international student pursuing a PDD in Business Administration. Mental health is a topic which I consider extremely important, and especially now that we are getting through a pandemic, I believe it should be intensely discussed and promoted. In view of that, I decided to volunteer as a Mental Health Ambassador in order to support the awareness and promotion of mental health throughout our community. I speak English and Portuguese, and to keep my mind and body healthy, working out is my favorite activity. Hope you all have a great semester!"