Peer education and counseling programs give students meaningful ways to participate in the delivery of health care and wellness activities. Through involvement with these programs, students gain knowledge and experience, enhance interpersonal skills, and develop new relationships. All student volunteers receive training and ongoing supervision from professional staff members at HUHS.
Peer education groups help to extend health and wellness education beyond the walls of HUHS by promoting healthy lifestyles among their fellow students. HUHS professional and clinical staff train group members to contribute to a healthy student community by providing resources or acting as counselors in various areas of concern to college students.
Student Mental Health Liaisons (SMHL)
Student leaders promoting a supportive student community at Harvard, and helping the community to better understand issues of emotional well-being, early recognition of students in distress, treatment effectiveness, and options.
Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisors (DAPAs)
A select group of student-leaders trained to respond to questions about alcohol and other drug issues at Harvard.
Members of OSAPR Student Alliance assist the OSAPR mission of engendering a student culture free from interpersonal violence.
Harvard Men Against Rape (HMAR)
A group of Harvard undergraduate and graduates students dedicated to ending violence against women.
Peer counselors listen and respond in a non-judgmental way to a variety of concerns common to other students. Coming from various backgrounds, peer counselors realize that each person's experience is unique and reflects differences in class, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation. All student volunteers receive training and ongoing supervision, and confidentiality and anonymity are guaranteed.
Contact provides non-judgmental, non-directive, confidential peer counseling for Harvard undergraduates.
Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach (ECHO) is committed to addressing the serious issue of problems with food, from anorexia and bulimia to body image.
In Common is a confidential peer support and referral hotline serving Harvard Graduate and Professional school students.
PCC is a group of male and female undergraduates trained to counsel students on issues of sexuality, relationships, STIs, AIDS/HIV, safe sex and contraception.
Response is a group of undergraduate women who are concerned about physical and emotional violation.
Room 13 is a confidential peer counseling group staffed by two counselors every night from 7 PM to 7 AM.