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 Maria and I am a fourth year Life Science student. Since starting my post secondary studies, public health policy quickly became a strong area of interest for me, however recently I have become highly fascinated by reproductive healthcare. I was able to help with the initial development of the Peer Wellness Coaching program and am excited to follow it through this year as a coach!
Hey, I’m Tristan! I am currently in my fourth year majoring in psychology and minoring in health studies. I love all things active and outdoors including hiking, snowboarding, dancing, etc. This year as a PWC, I am so excited to connect with my peers at Queen’s and encourage healthy movement behaviours!
Hi Everyone! My name is Wala and I am going into my fourth year of Health Sciences. In my free time, I like trying new recipes and spending quality time with my loved ones. This is my second year as a PWC so I am really looking forward to meeting peers and promoting well-being.
Hi! My name is Megan and I am in my second year in Health Studies here at Queen’s. Personally, I love going out on runs to stay physically active and enjoy creative writing to de-stress. I am generally interested in promoting mental health and student well-being so I am super excited to be involved as a PWC this year!
Hey! My name is Nashmia and I am a third year Health Sciences student. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and weightlifting as a way of staying physically active. I also enjoy going on walks with my dog. I am excited to work with others improving their well-being and making meaningful progress.
Hi Everyone! My name is Peyton and I am a third year Kinesiology student. I have always been passionate about health and I love to exercise and play spots, especially soccer. My courses have really highlighted the importance of health promotion and I am so excited to be part of this program.
Hi! I’m Sienna and I am a 3rd year Environmental Science student. I love being outside and am really looking forward to working as a Peer Wellness Coach this year. I’m also excited to get a chance to share my passion for movement and balance with others.
Schedule an Appointment
Book your initial 30-minute appointment using MS Bookings or the online Peer Wellness Coaching appointment request form.
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 outside of the Côté Sharp Student Wellness Centre (room 109 in Mitchell Hall) during business hours. Please email email@example.com to contact the PWNs online or outside of business hours.