Peer mental health support holds great promise for colleges and universities for many reasons, including the fact that students often choose to turn to their peers first when in distress. However, the practice is not without risk and much work remains to ensure that it is safe and effective. This 90-minute webinar, hosted by the Mary Christie Institute and the Ruderman Family Foundation, explored how these programs have evolved over the years, how they are currently being used on campuses, and experts’ views on necessary steps to codify and strengthen the practice. The webinar includes a brief presentation highlighting key points from a new white paper on the practice of peer support, followed by two fireside chat-style discussions with experts.
- Webinar video
- Presentation Deck
- Peer Programs in College Student Mental Health white paper
- Quadcast Episode: Peer Programs in College Student Mental Health (Part 1 of a special series on peer support)