An opportunity to help yourself and your peers! 

As College life can be disheartening we are looking for students who are interested in helping others. All students are invited to take part in a FREE course on basic helping skills; this is a unique opportunity to develop your social and interpersonal skills. Thirty hours of training will be delivered by two of the MCAST counsellors’ team and will cover issues such as:

Self-awareness and peer relations Diversity in College Helping skills Importance of language and listening Roles and boundaries

After the training you should feel comfortable talking with people about their personal problems and referring students to sources of help in College. Additionally, you will have learned skills that will benefit you in many aspects of your life. Future employers will be impressed by your skills and your effort to help others.

All students who complete the 30 hours of training will receive a certificate verifying their participation. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to apply to volunteer as a Peer Supporter (more details will be given later).

Workshop dates and times – please make sure that you can attend ALL of these!

Wednesdays, from 1:30–4:30pm starting Nov 26th, Dec 3rd, 10th, Jan 7th, 14th, Feb 11th & 25th (Date of day seminar will be decided upon later in arrangement with participants)

Places are limited, so please book early. First come first serve basis

The application deadline is Monday, November 17th2014. Please DO NOT apply if you already know that you will miss a training date. Drop your completed application form addressed to ‘Counsellors’ at the Student Counselling Service, Student House, Main Campus, Paola or email it to: Please download the application form using this link