Peer Wellness Coaching

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What is Peer Wellness Coaching?

Peer Wellness Coaching is a free and confidential service on campus. UAlbany students can sign up to meet with a trained undergraduate peer to discuss: ways to improve or maintain their overall wellbeing, identify and set goals for change, and receive support in making changes. Our peer coaches are excited and more than ready to help you!

How long are Coaching Meetings?

Approximately 45 minutes.

How do I sign up?

Please email [email protected] to set up an in-person appointment. You can also fill out this online form:

What can I talk to a peer wellness coach about?

Peer coaches are trained to support changes in areas including healthy eating, physical activity, sleep habits, technology use, work/life balance, study habits/procrastination, social connections, and campus involvement.

Is it free?

Yes, peer coaching services are free to UAlbany students.

How many times do we meet?

You can meet with a peer wellness coach 1-2 times. At the end of your meeting you can decide if you would like to schedule again.

Where does coaching take place?

Peer wellness coaches are located in an office in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) which is now on Dutch quad (as of Spring 2020).

What if I want to meet with my coach more than 2 times?

Students may sign up to meet with a different peer wellness coach if they are interested in continuing to work on short-term goals. Peer coaches are also able to recommend resources so students can continue to work on their wellness goals. These referrals may include spaces on campus, (i.e., CAPS, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Campus Rec), as well as off-campus.

Who are the peer wellness coaches?

Peer coaches are trained through the Middle Earth Peer Assistance program. In order to become a peer wellness coach, students must complete multiple semesters of supervised training in motivational interviewing.