Peer Wellness Coaching Program

Title Peer Wellness Coaching Program
Faculty/College/Unit VP Students
Status Completed
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2013
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2013/2014
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Cheryl Washburn
Year 1: Funded Amount 47,730
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Cheryl Washburn
Year 2: Funded Amount 43,172
Year 2: Team Members

Patty Hambler, Student Development Officer, Wellness, UBC Wellness Centre
Patricia Mirwaldt, Director, Student Health Service
Gini Guo, Peer Wellness Coaching Coordinator, Counselling Services
Robbie Morrison, Manager, Student Engagement, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Year 2: Summary

In its second year, the Peer Wellness Coaching program will continue to support students needing individualized assistance in development and/or strengthening self-management skills. These skills include but are not limited to: stress management, wellness balance, resilience building and a range of other foundational self-management skills. This program targets students wanting or needing assistance in skills development but who are not in need of professional mental health services.

In 2014-15, the program will be evaluated and refined in the following areas: peer coach training, online program platform, and program delivery. The program will be further enhanced with the development of multi-media resources and content to develop a knowledge base for peer coaches to effectively help students meet their individualized wellness goals. Peer wellness coaching staff will provide leadership for the peer coaching community of practice which supports sharing of best practices across campus in wellness, career and academic coaching.

Year 3: Principal Investigator Cheryl Washburn
Year 3: Funded Amount 49,903
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 3: Team Members

Dr. Patricia Mirwaldt, Director, Student Health Service
Dr. Michael Krausz, Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Mona Maleki, Chair, UBC Mental Health Network
Kelly White, Student Development Officer, Wellness
Natasha Moore, Research and Evaluation Analyst, VPS
Melissa Wan, Peer Wellness Coach
Tudor Lapuste, Peer Wellness Coach

Year 3: Summary

In its third year, the Peer Wellness Coaching program will continue to support students needing individualized assistance in developing and/or strengthening self-management skills. These skills include: stress management, wellness balance, resilience building and a range of other foundational self-management skills. This program targets students wanting or needing assistance in skill development but who are not in need of professional mental health services.

In 2015-16, the program will be comprehensively evaluated and improved in the following areas: peer coach training, online platform, and program delivery. Further integration with other peer coaching programs will continue, with the goal of developing a robust training curriculum that can support the training of other peer programs, and student-led initiatives and organizations. As well, the recruitment and training of graduate peer wellness coaches will be pursued, offering wellness coaching for graduate students in 2015. Finally, collaboration with campus partners will ensure the sustainability of this program.

Year 3: TLEF Showcase Year 3: TLEF Showcase
Project Report Final-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Washburn-WEB.pdf