Graduate Peer Support (GPS)

 

GRADUATE PEER SUPPORT DROP-INS:

Peer support drop-ins are a service run by the Graduate Peer Support (GPS) Committee. Drop-ins aim to help graduate students address any issues that they are facing by providing them the opportunity to discuss these issues with a trained peer who may be facing some of the same challenges as a graduate student. All conversations at GPS drop-ins are confidential.

GPS committee members are well versed on the different resources provided by the university and can help direct students to the resource best suited for them. GPS members are available to discuss problems such as:

  • stress management,
  • financial issues,
  • isolation within the university community,
  • emotional support, and more!

DROP-IN SCHEDULE:

VIRTUAL: Drop-ins occur virtually every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 3pm by texting or calling (807) 790-4816.

IN-PERSON: Drop-ins occur in-person every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at the SOGS office (Middlesex College, Room 10).

For those seeking further mental health support beyond what GPS drop-ins can provide, services such as EmpowerMe are available. Click HERE for more details on EmpowerMe.

 


Shared Experiences: A Conversation Series — OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 7pm ET in the Biological and Geological Sciences Building room 0153 and via Zoom

Join the Graduate Peer Support Committee for another instalment of our Shared Experiences: Conversation Series. GPS will be discussing the topic of OCD and related disorders (such as hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, hair-pulling, and skin-picking disorders), including what OCD is, what ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) entails, how CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has evolved over time, and how ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) can augment the treatment for OCD. This Shared Experiences edition is hosted by the GPS committee member Matheus Sanita Lima!

Attend the event to learn more about OCD and related disorders and come share your experiences either as an OCD patient, ally, or advocate for mental health!

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