Students to be hired to aid peers with mental health issues

Students at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and four other universities in Canada are being trained with federal money to help fellow students with their mental health struggles, the government announced on Friday 6 May, writes Hadeel Ibrahim for CBC News.

MP Jenica Atwin was at the UNB Fredericton campus to elaborate on the use of CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) announced earlier.

The three-year campus peer support pilot will be led by the Canadian Mental Health Association and see 100 students hired across the five schools, which also include University of Prince Edward Island, Trent University, Medicine Hat College and University of British Columbia.
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