Peer Support and Coaching




Peer support is all about students helping students! When we are worried, anxious or stressed, we can often find it difficult to find the right person to talk to. This may be because we don’t feel comfortable speaking to certain people, we may be too close to some people to share personal stuff or we may never have talked a problem over with someone before. That’s why, at the Students’ Union we want to develop our students ability to help each other and provide a support network for those who need it.


Peer support offers a range of benefits including:


  • Increased self esteem and confidence
  • Development of new skills
  • Improved levels of emotional resilience and wellbeing
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Signposting to more specialist services
  • The positive feeling of helping another person  

Learn more about coaching here.

If you want to access peer support please come along to one of our coaching drop-ins at City Campus 1-4pm Mondays or Wednesdays at St Peter's SU 1-4pm alternatively, call 0191 5153030 to make an appointment. If you would prefer not to access support from a peer, you can make an appointment for our support officer, Gemma Doherty.


If you want to be involved in supporting your peers or have ideas on how to develop new networks, please contact Gemma on or 0191 515 3586!