Stressed Out? Come to Speakeasy.

Three cheers for the end of school today! Not that I had a bad term or anything (it was very decent, actually), but it feels so good to finally see the light at the end of a long tunnel. I don’t just speak for myself when I say that I look forward to a break from school.

Unfortunately, we have finals.

I know that this is a very stressful time of year for students, and so I’d just like to mention that the AMS Speakeasy Peer Support service is operating at this time. For those of you who aren’t sure what Speakeasy is or where we are located, we are a confidential peer support service* that offers a safe space in which you can talk about your problems — no matter what they are: academic stress, relationship problems, sexuality, or anything else — with one of our trained volunteers. If you just need someone to listen to you for a while, or if you need assistance with something and don’t know where to turn to, please come and we will try our best to help you.

You can find us at the Information Desk in the SUB’s Main Concourse. We are running from Thursday, April 9th (tomorrow) until Tuesday, April 28th. Our hours are usually from 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through to Fridays. I say “usually” because, being a volunteer service, volunteers are also doing exams and there may not be anyone on shift at the time. If there isn’t anyone to help you, please come again in a couple of hours — sooner or later there will be someone!

And finally: good luck with exams!

* We are not a professionally accredited counselling service, therefore the name of peer support (students supporting other students).

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