The Peer Support Programme is a scheme run across the University by the counselling service.
A team of Pembroke students from the JCR and MCR, across a range of years and subjects, have been trained in active listening support and are available for any Pembroke students to talk to confidentially.
They provide an alternative to talking to college welfare staff, providing support on a more casual, student level. They also have access to a range of resources they can refer you to, or can spend some time with you to support you through hard times
Peer supporters abide by a Code of Practice, attend regular supervisions to consolidate their training and develop their skills, and are available to be contacted for any difficulty big or small you might encounter during term. They can also be found at welfare teas and events organised by the JCR and MCR on at least a weekly basis throughout term
New Peer supporters are trained throughout Michaelmas term, and after this the whole team attends fortnightly supervision sessions to update our training and discuss Peer Support in College.
Peer supporters aim to be friendly faces around Pembroke and can be approached any time.
There are peer supporters within both the JCR and MCR, but you can contact the peer supporters below via email should you wish to speak with them. They are trained to help with welfare concerns and work to strict confidentiality rules.
The 2019-20 Per Supporters are: