Peer Wellness Coaching
Students can book a free 1-on-1 appointment with a trained Peer Wellness Coach (PWC). Working with a coach will enable you set specific goals in the areas of light physical activity (step), moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (sweat), sedentary time (sit) and/or sleep. Your coach helps empower you to achieve your goals by identifying barriers and developing strategies to overcome them and maintain motivation.
Our Peer Wellness Coaches are guided by the Canadian 24–Hour Movement Guidelines (CSEP, 2020). They are trained in evidence-based health behaviour change models and use a strengths-based, multi-culturally aware lens in supporting you during coaching appointments.
Hi everyone, my name is Nashmia. I am in fourth year of Health Sciences and I am also one of the co-team leads of the Peer Wellness Coaching program this year! I have always had a passion for health and wellness, which is why I chose to do my degree in Health Sciences and involve myself in many health-related initiatives on campus. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and weightlifting as a way of staying physically active. I am excited to work with others in improving their well-being and making meaningful progress.
Hi! My name is Nikita and I am a third-year student at Queen’s in the Health Sciences Program. I am really excited to support my peers on their wellness journeys because I understand how difficult it can be to balance the various aspects of our lives and that wellness can oftentimes fall behind! In my free time I enjoy playing badminton, painting, and am an avid gardener.
Hi, I'm Jana Amer, a second-year Queen's University Health Science student passionate about health and wellness. My passion is the key to a fulfilling life and inspired me to become a Peer Wellness Coach. I am thrilled to empower and support others on their journey to a healthier and happier future.
Hi, I'm Julia, a 2nd-year Health Sciences student with a passion for wellness! With a love for goal setting and self-improvement, I'm thrilled to be a Peer Wellness Coach, to share my experiences, and help others achieve their goals.
Hey, my name is Megan and I am in my third year in the Health Sciences program. Personally, I love going out on runs to stay physically active and enjoy creative writing to de-stress. This is my second year as a peer wellness coach and I am super excited to continue promoting mental health and student well-being here at Queen's!
Hi, I'm Emma! I am currently a second year Concurrent Education student with a medial in Sociology and Health Studies. I love combining the importance of movement and fueling our bodies through nutrition to achieve a balanced and sustainable lifestyle and cannot wait to help other students do the same.
Hi there! I'm a 4th year environmental science student and I am also one of the co-team leads of the Peer Wellness Coaching program this year! Health and wellness is a vital part of all of our lives, and I am excited to help others find balance and practice prioritization in their daily life. When I'm not hanging around the Health Promotion Hub, you can find me staying active by teaching jazz with Queen's Dance Club.
Schedule an Appointment
Book your initial 30-minute appointment using MS Bookings.
Peer Wellness Coaches do NOT provide counselling/therapy or design personal exercise/workout plans. If you are struggling with your mental health, please book a mental health appointment with a healthcare professional.
If you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, please provide at least 24-hour notice.
Peer Wellness Navigators
Peer Wellness Navigators (PWN) help students navigate the resources provided within Student Wellness Services. PWNs are located inside of the Côté Sharp Student Wellness Centre (room 109 in Mitchell Hall) during business hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the PWNs online or outside of business hours.