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Health Peers are trained members of Health & Counselling here to answer questions, start conversations, and share important health-related information to students on campus. Join us at an event!
Want to reach us? Let's connect over email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a Health Peer
- We are recruiting new Health Peer Educators to join the team for Fall 2023!
Share information about relevant health topics, connect with students through events and outreaches, and work with SFU’s internationally renowned Health Promotion team.
Apply through MyInvolvement (Job ID: 5997) or visit here for more details. Deadline to apply for this application period is March 14th, 2023.
Who are the Health Peers?
The Health Peers work with the Health Promotion team at Health & Counselling to support student health and well-being on campus through free events and workshops, and virtual outreaches like podcasts, and more.
They are trained to host outreach events and share health information through a health equity lens on topics such as:
- Sexual health
- Substance use
- Social connectedness
- Stress management
- Nutrition and active living
- Positive body image
Many students are from Health Sciences and combine their education with their training to facilitate dialogue and communicate important health info across the university. Health Peers also attend and participate in events as a way for students to connect directly with them --- to ask questions and find resources that can be helpful.
Creating podcasts and videos
The Health Peers started a podcast series named "Thriving with the Health Peers".
The latest episode is an interview with YouthCO, an organization that is working to reduce stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.
Watch the Make-SPACE Instagram Live series to learn about taking care of your well-being. Featuring a new guest every episode!
Cook simple recipes with the Health Peers! Check out their "Snack Attack" IGTV series:
- Chana Masala (Full recipe by Cookie and Kate here)
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Kale Chips
The Health Peers started a new podcast series named "The Sex Talk Your Parents Never Gave You".
The first episode is "Period Talk", which busts seven myths and reduces stigma around menstruation.
Writing blog posts
Read these blog posts written by the Health Peers:
Facilitating spaces for students to connect with others
If you're looking to meet new friends, sign up for Pen Pals! You'll be placed in a group of 3-4 students on a Discord channel, moderated by the Health Peers. There will be icebreakers and check-in questions. You'll be able to suggest new channels as well!
Contributing to various causes
Join the Health Peers in locally supporting the fight against period stigma and poverty: