What is Peer Listening? Tell us what you think.
Department / Organization: Student Wellness Promotion
We would like to hear if you would utilize this service and what you want this service to look like!
What is Peer Listening?
Betsy's Friends Peer Education program is considering starting a Peer Listening program. Peer Listening is a free service offered for students by students. Through one-on-one conversations, the Peer Listeners would be trained to create an inclusive support system within a safe place, free of judgment, provide resources on a variety of topics such as boundary-setting, drug and alcohol use, and self-care, and co-create an individualized self-care plan for participating students.
Peer Listening would be a great option for students looking to actively strengthen their personal well-being and self-care strategies, identify campus resources, solve problems effectively, and work toward intentional change. Peer Listening is NOT for students experiencing a mental health crisis and is NOT a replacement for counseling and/or medical services. Peer Listeners will address and discuss difficult topics while providing students with mutual respect, privacy, and a plan of action.
We would like to hear from Mines students on if this service would be a benefit and utilized by the campus. We would like to learn what you want this service to look like! Submissions are anonymous as we would like honest feedback.