Health Peers

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. 

Health Peers are trained to host outreach events and share health information on topics such as:

  • Sexual health
  • Responsible partying
  • Social connectedness
  • Stress management
  • Healthy eating
  • Active living
  • Healthy environments
  • Positive body image

Check out their outreaches and events below!

Your well-being is important to us, especially during this time. We're shifting our efforts online so that we can still share health education tips and connect with you in a different way! Stay tuned for more information.

The Health Peers started a podcast series named "Thriving with the Health Peers". The second episode provides tips on identifying processed sugars and finding alternative snacks when craving something sweet.

Tune in

Check out this blog post by your Health Peers about staying safe while online dating.

Check out this blog post by your Health Peers about making your work/study environment more ergonomically friendly.

Join the Health Peers in donating locally to help fight period stigma and poverty:

Schedule

Chai Chat: Adulting Pressures and Family Expectations

DATE

Friday, November 6

TIME

11:30am to 12:30pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Chai Chat is a safe and inclusive space for open dialogue for students who are people of colour to meet and discuss important topics such as embracing cultural identity, colourism, and gender roles. While the Health Peers are not counsellors or trained healthcare professionals, they are students that are trained to help connect students with resources if needed, and have lived experience with many of these topics as people of colour.

By registering for the event, you are consenting to keep all conversation that occurs within the session confidential.

Register Here

Embark's Community Kitchen: When you. hear the sizzle

DATE

Friday, November 13

TIME

4:00 to 6:00pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Community Kitchens are a low-barrier gathering space where SFU students come together to cook-a-long and enjoy a vegetarian or plant-based meal over a two-hour period. The first Virtual Community Kitchen is co-facilitated by two of your SFU Health Peers, Mariel and Meaghan.

Register Here

Chai Chat: Body Positivity and Colourism

DATE

Friday, November 20

TIME

11:30am to 12:30pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Chai Chat is a safe and inclusive space for open dialogue for students who are people of colour to meet and discuss important topics such as embracing cultural identity, colourism, and gender roles. While the Health Peers are not counsellors or trained healthcare professionals, they are students that are trained to help connect students with resources if needed, and have lived experience with many of these topics as people of colour.

By registering for the event, you are consenting to keep all conversation that occurs within the session confidential.

Register Here

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