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Peer Student Supporters Recruitment

You don't need to be an expert to be a friend. Join our friendly team and be a there for someone in need of a listening ear.

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Join us a Peer Student Supporter

The Peer Student Supporters (PSS) Programme is an initiative by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) – Student Support Services (S3). PSS will be equipped with the necessary basic helping skills to befriend and support their peers who are in need and guide them to the appropriate help and resources available. Before applying learn more about us here

Role of a PSS

  • To provide peer support on campus for students
  • To organise outreach and wellness projects and events to promote self-care and community-care
  • To guide peers to the appropriate help and resources available on campus

Note: PSSs are not counsellors

Training includes:

  • Module: DMY1401PSP - Peer Supporting Peer
  • Mental health literacy
  • Understanding of mental health issues and disorders
  • Supervision
  • Basic peer helping skills and coping techniques
  • Understanding of boundaries, confidentiality and ethical issues 

Prerequisites:

  • Application is open to both full time Undergraduate and Graduate students from NUS
  • Only students who can commit to the training and meeting listed in the commitment section below may apply

Commitment:

  • Attend a 2-day training
  • Provide peer support at PitStop@YIH: 3 hours weekly (during Term Time)
  • Attend Connect, Equip and Engage (CEE) session: 2-4 every fortnight

APPLY NOW 

Email us at OSAcares@nus.edu.sg to find out more about eligibility and module requirements. 

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Htet Yamin Aung

"It is important that students feel part of the NUS community and are reassured that we do not have to face our struggles alone. We, as Peer Student Supporters, do just that by forming a support network that our peers can count on."

- Htet Yamin Aung

Peer Student Supporter, AY2018/20

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