Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Key Considerations for Designing and Implementing a Peer Mentoring Program

Key Considerations for Designing and Implementing a Peer Mentoring Program

Tuesday June 9th, 2015 from 10:15 – 11:15 am

Workshop Overview

The M2 Peer Mentoring Program was designed and rigorously evaluated with the intention of sharing the program model and materials with colleges and universities across the province.

The presenters shared high-level findings from the pilot program and key considerations for designing and implementing this type of program, including:

  • Program Development
  • Peer Mentor Training.
  • Program Resource Manual

Presenters

Mira Dineen, Coordinator, M2 Peer Mentoring Program, Queen’s University

Mira Dineen received her BA degree in global development studies and human geography from Queen’s University. She has worked as a Research Assistant for a poverty-reduction organization and is co-author of Persistent Poverty: Voices from the Margins (Between the Lines: Toronto, ON). She is currently the Coordinator of a peer mentoring program for students with mental health issues at Queen’s University. She can be reached by email at:mira.dineen@queensu.ca

Dr. Mike Condra, Director, Health, Counselling and Disability Services, Queen’s University

Mike Condra received a B.A from the National University of Ireland, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is currently the Director of the Department of Health, Counselling and Disability Services, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University. He can be reached by email at condram@queensu.ca 


Downloads:

M2 Peer Mentoring PowerPoint Download File
M2 Peer Mentoring Program Resource Manual Download File
Thematic Outline of Learning Outcomes Download File