... is peer to peer support in a relaxed, informal setting. Feel part of the student community.
- Attention to the wellbeing of all students. With each other and for each other.
- A peer supporter is trained and guided to offer support in an informal, yet well-informed manner.
- Examples of support: talking with each other during a walk, drinking coffee on a lesson-free day, going to an event together where you don't know anyone yet, asking questions of all kinds, familiarising yourself with the city or the faculty, suppressing loneliness by doing something fun together, etc.
- A peer supporter is not a social worker! You don't have to experience emotional problems to find a peer supporter. If the peer supporter notices that a student needs more help, he will refer to other support.
Peer support includes various initiatives.
From the SSC we reach out to all UM students, starting with smaller initiatives. We are committed to stimulate peer to peer contact by:
- Informing students about all initiatives within and outside UM
- Engaging SSC peer support team to build smaller peer-to-peer communities, sometimes within one faculty, sometimes UM-wide
- Coach peer supporters through training and intervisions