Peer Support Network

Between challenging academics and demanding personal schedules, students are faced with considerable pressures to perform, which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and alone.

Sometimes sitting down with a peer and sharing one’s thoughts is exactly what a student needs. That is why the Peer Support Network provides free, confidential, drop-in space offering non-judgmental peer support, information, and referrals to the McGill community.

Peer Support Network volunteers have gone through extensive training on how to properly listen to students and discuss a range of issues, including but not limited to academic stress, relationships, sexuality, disordered eating, substance abuse, and campus resources.

The goal of the Peer Support Network is to encourage and facilitate communication so that students feel empowered to resolve whatever they may be going through. The Peer Support Network hopes that this is one step among many towards building a mentally healthy campus.

Meet the Project Team: 
Philip Leger
  • Chair of Peer Support Network, 2014-2015
  • Honours Cognitive Science, minor in Philosophy
  • Obsessed with potlucks and the brain
Emily Yung
  • Chair of Peer Support Network, 2013-2014
  • 2nd year, M.Sc in Psychiatry
  • Slightly addicted to chips and collects mugs
Nissa Lebaron
  • Promotions Coordinator of Peer Support Network, 2014-2015
  • M.Sc Psychiatry
  • Considers ice cream a food group
Michael Dougan
  • External Coordinator of Peer Support Network, 2014-2015
  • U3 History major, double minor in Psychology and Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • Cannot lie to save his life