Staff and students sitting in the Peer Support Space.

Baines Peer Support Space

The Baines Peer Support Space(s), driven by the Wellness Peers, is a drop-in service focused on peer-to-peer support for students who want to talk, need a place to take a break and/or want help navigating resources. By fostering a spirit of openness and understanding through peer-based support, the goal of the service is to provide students accessible information to better their whole health. Peer support is emotional and practical support between people who share a common experience ie. Being a student who experiences academic/personal stress. Wellness Peers promote mental health and wellbeing, resilience building, and increasing self-care and self-management strategies. Most of all they promote a whole person approach to wellness and offer hope, empowerment, and connection. 

The Baines Peer Support Space is located in St. James, Room 157 with a satellite space for Residence students in Clare Hall, Room 261 (formerly, the second floor south study room). If you are not a student who lives in residence but would like to access this space, please visit the Clare Hall front desk and ask for a swipe card. 

Re-opening for the 2022-23 academic year on September 12, 2022!!!

Peer Support is the first stop for many students before accessing further services. This service is a Peer Program run through the Student Life Centre and while this program is provided by Brescia students, they are advised, trained, and supported by Student Life staff members.

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The Baines Peer Support Space has been intentionally created to be a space unlike any other on-campus, offering:

  • Calming items to help with grounding
  • Accessible resources for students to learn from
  • Peers to provide hope and help
  • Destressing activities ie. coloring, playdough, figit toys, slap braclets 
  • Happy Lamp for light therapy 
  • Muse meditation headbands 
  • And so much more!

Hours of Operation


St. James 157 

Clare Hall 261 South
Monday 1-4pm 11am-3pm
Tuesday 10am-1pm Closed
Wednesday   10am-4pm 11am-8pm
Thursday 10am-1pm 2pm-8pm
Friday  10am-1pm (bi-weekly starting Sept. 16) Closed