Peer Support at MSVU

As students themselves, Peer Support Workers relate to the demands University can have on your mental health. Peer Support is a safe, inclusive, and confidential resource to chat about what is on your mind, get assistance navigating campus services, or simply a space to hang out and decompress.

To connect with a Peer Support Worker, you can email or drop by their lounge.

Peer Support Lounge Hours

Peer Support’s Winter 2024 Lounge Hours are posted below but be sure to follow their Instagram for the most current information and updates:

Mondays: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesdays: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Peer Support Lounge has moved to Rosaria 203A, connected to the Students’ Union Crow’s Nest.

Meet your 2023-24 Peer Support Workers

Rachel Long

Rachel Long

Rachel (she/her) completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Anthropology with Communications in 2022 at the Mount. Continuing her education at MSVU, she is entering her final year of a Master of Arts in Education (Studies in Lifelong Learning) program this academic year.

Rachel has a passion for positive mental health promotion, growth, and development… which is why she is thrilled to be returning as one of your Peer Support workers. Working in various university roles during her time at the Mount, Rachel has become a familiar face across campus. Between this work and her own first-hand experience managing mental health and academics, Rachel is acutely aware of how varied challenges and diverse experiences can impact student wellbeing. She looks forward to being able to chat with you again this year.

A few fun facts about Rachel: She loves to laugh and make music playlists, is a big fan of Drag, and has been enjoying going to local Improv shows around Halifax.

Please don’t hesitate to stop by or send a message saying hello. We can’t wait to see you!

Morgan Hussey

Morgan is a fourth-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies with a minor in Sociology. She plans on applying to law school after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree to continue her education.

Morgan is very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the Mount Saint Vincent University community as a Peer Support Worker. She is passionate about student success and positive mental health during post-secondary education. She looks forward to supporting students during the 2023-2024 academic year as a Peer Support Worker.

During her time at Mount Saint Vincent University Morgan has been involved with Residence Life as the Academic and Community Resident Assistant (ACRA) during the 2022-2023 academic year and has also been involved with Model United Nations representing Mount Saint Vincent University.

A few fun facts about Morgan: She enjoys travelling (and would like to visit every province and territory in Canada in her lifetime), she is a big curling fan and she enjoys listening to country music.

Morgan looks forward to meeting you during the upcoming academic year. Be sure to stop by the Peer Support Office and connect!

Counselling Services is not an emergency clinic.

All emergencies (e.g., serious threats of violence, actively suicidal individuals) should be directed to a hospital emergency department or to call 911.

Campus security should be contacted for any emergencies that take place on campus. They can be reached at 902 457 6111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.