Student Support Network
Services (Fall & Winter)
The Student Support Network (SSN) offers drop-in Peer support.
At all SSN services, you'll find:
- Confidential, non-judgemental listening & support
- Information and referrals
- An opportunity to chat with peers who care
- Extensively trained student volunteers who provide the service
Drop-in Peer Support
The drop-in peer support space is located in Raithby House across from the cannon in the heart of campus, as well as in the McLaughlin Library (Room 111). A team of student volunteers, extensively trained in active listening and communication skills, is ready to provide a supportive ear to any member of the campus community.
The drop-in at Raithby House operates during the Fall and Winter semesters from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday to Friday while classes are in session, and 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm during scheduled exam weeks. The SSN is closed during statutory holidays, reading week and the Summer semester (May - August).
Within McLaughlin Library, drop-in operates from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays between 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, we also offer a Varsity Athlete drop-in.
After hours and phone support are offered through Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 for crisis services, or Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454.
Stay Connected to the SSN
Visit the University of Guelph's Mental Well-Being website for more information on Mental Wellness, including how to help a friend in need, and quick tips on dealing with feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, relationship issues, and sleep issues. Also find other healthy living resources on campus and ways to get connected and involved in your campus community for overall mental health and wellbeing.