#HERE4U Peer Support Program

#HERE4U's mission is to provide non-professional, peer-based support to our fellow students.

We are a group of six students who have come together as the Peer Support Program of UNB Saint John. Our goal is to bring awareness, provide support, and build a healthy campus community.

The Peer Support Leaders provide informal drop-in hours for support, and an opportunity to talk about anything from simple questions about school to expressing concerns about life.

If you’re unable to come by during the drop in hours, please don’t hesitate to email us at here4u@unb.ca and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

As your Peer Support Leaders, we are #HERE4U!

If you are in crisis now, please reach out by calling:

  • Mobile Mental Health Crisis Services: 1-888-811-3664
  • CHIMO Helpline: 1-800-667-5005
  • or 911

Drop-in hours

Come hang out and chat with us in Oland Hall room G08.

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

You can also find us around campus. Just look for our #Here4U pin.

#Here4U Leaders

We are a group of students who share a common interest of helping others. We have certification in Mental Health First Aid as well as further Peer Support training. This will allow us to support you and connect you with available resources.

Every member of the Peer Support Program can be identified by a black and red pin that says #Here4U making it easy for you to approach us for help, or even just to chat. We wear our pins proudly and we encourage you to approach us and feel safe in doing so. We enjoy meeting new people, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Adam Cooper: I love meeting people and getting to know them! Come talk to me about anything and everything.

Christa Russell: Come drop in and see me! I am a 3rd year Psychology major. I am an advocate for mental health awareness, volunteer with Saint John’s Sexual Assault Response Team, and work in the community as a Residential Care Worker. Everyone needs a little support sometimes. I’m here for that. No matter the subject.

Kenzie Keir: I am currently completing my BBA in Human Resource Management. I hope to someday pursue graduate studies in Law. I am a mental health advocate involved as a Campus Rep for Wear Your Label, involved with Jack.org and the One Love Foundation. I am extremely excited to be a Peer Support Leader for the upcoming year; I can’t wait to meet you!

Sarah: A Psychology and Political Science major, a painter, and an avid cartoon watcher. I am passionate about happiness, hot pockets and helping others!

Nikki: I’m a mature student in my 3rd year. I returned to school after my third child started kindergarten. I’m chasing after a major in Psychology, and someday my Master’s in Counseling. I am a member of the Suicide Committee of Saint John, and I’m very honoured to be a peer leader.

Lisa LeBlanc: I’m in my fourth year doing an arts/ education degree with a double major in English and History. I have struggled with having mental health issues, and want to be a part of a program that would be there for other students who need someone (a peer) to talk to.