The Counseling & Mental Health Center fosters peer support communities, which are led by TCU students who work closely with staff members. The goal of these supportive communities is to expand social support and increase connections with like-minded students. They are not designed to treat symptoms or provide clinical interventions. Currently, support communities are meeting virtually.

Below is a list of our current peer support communities, please select the community for more information including group descriptions and meeting times. To ask specific questions about a group or receive more information on how to get involved please fill out the form at the bottom of the page. If you have general questions, contact Dr. Eric Wood at e.c.wood@tcu.edu.


Alphabet Soup Peer Support Community is a small, unstructured group in a safe and supportive environment for students who identify as:  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and those wanting to explore their sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.  The support community is designed to provide a space to share individual struggles and joys, as well as learn more about oneself. Diverse viewpoints will be welcomed and respected.  This support community is currently full, but we are collecting names of those who are interested in joining in the future, or if we start an additional Alphabet Soup Peer Support Community.

Alphabet Soup meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join Alphabet Soup please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

Our Supportive Gaming Community aims to engage with students by playing role-playing games to develop healthy relationships built upon listening, empathy, creativity, and respect, use their critical problem-solving skills, and empower them to practice self-discovery and heroism. This is a free program open to beginners and experienced players alike. If you have any questions or want to join the Supportive Gaming Community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Graduate Student Support Community is a space for all TCU graduate students to come together to share their strengths and struggles.  Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged and welcome. 

The Graduate Student Support Community meets Mondays from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join the Graduate Student Support group please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Grief Support group is an open and supportive community for students experiencing grief due to the passing of a loved one.

The Grief Support Peer Community meets on Thursdays from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  CST.  If you have any questions or want to join the Grief Support Community please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Meditation Group for Stress, Anxiety and Sleep Peer Support Community focuses on practicing various styles of meditation to reduce daily stress, ruminative worry, and improve sleep. 

The Meditation Group meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45 pm and Thursdays 3:30-4:45 pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join the Meditation Group for Stress, Anxiety, and Sleep please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Nourish Peer Support Community is open to any TCU student who wants to improve their relationship with food or their body.

The Nourish group meets on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. If you have any questions or want to join the Nourish Peer Support Community please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Renew Depression and Anxiety Peer Support Community is a supportive and encouraging place for TCU students affected by depression and/or anxiety. 

The Renew Depression and Anxiety group meets on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm CST. If you have any questions or want to join Renew please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

This peer support community is not currently meeting. For information and support in coping with a loved one’s substance use or mental health struggles please contact recoveryworks@tcu.edu.

 

The Students for Recovery Peer Support Community is an open and anonymous group for any TCU student who has the desire to change their alcohol, marijuana, or other substance use. There is no sign up necessary to join, just show up.

The Students for Recovery Peer Support Community meets Sundays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm CST. The Zoom meeting ID is 814 700 806, email Caroline Albritton at c.k.albritton@tcu.edu for the password. If you have any questions please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

For those who struggle with social anxiety and general discomfort with relationships or groups of people, and who want to gain support and skills from peers for how to combat social anxiety. The Social Survival Peer Support Community meets Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm. If you have any questions or want to join the support community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

For those who are struggling with life’s uncertain times, including COVID-19, family issues, social unrest, and/or concern about the future. The Coping with Uncertainty Support Community meets Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 pm. If you have any questions or want to join the support community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

A peer support community open to any student who is a survivor of trauma, including sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and/or harassment. A space to connect, reflect, and heal. The Journey to Healing Support Community meets Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. If you have any questions or want to join the support community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

For those who desire to connect to peers on a deeper level, and who would like peer support and guidance on how to have more meaningful and lasting connections with others. The Connection Support Community meets Fridays from 2:30-4:00 pm. If you have any questions or want to join the support community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

A peer support community open to any students who have experienced a traumatic event outside of relationship violence or sexual assault. This is a space to connect, reflect, and heal from significant life disruptions. The Circle of Support Peer Community meets Fridays from 2:30-3:30 pm. If you have any questions or want to join the support community, please fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage and someone will be in contact with you.

The Counseling Center is launching a trauma-sensitive yoga peer support community, which will run for eight weeks beginning September 17th. Each week will include instruction and guidance in yoga techniques that individuals may find supportive as a part of a wellness plan. Yoga practices will be accessible to all levels and abilities, with chair and mat variations offered for each posture, and a range of options and modifications offered. The practices will also be trauma-sensitive, which means, in part, that students will always have the choice of how and whether they participate, and will always be offered a way to give themselves a pause and return to practice as they are ready. The class will be led by Professor Brandy Quinn, from the TCU College of Education, who is also a registered 500-hour yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Professor Quinn taught for three years in a local yoga studio, as well as in various community settings, and led trainings in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga. She will teach the class via Zoom, and students will be able to take the class from any space they would like, including a room provided in the TCU Recreation Center that will allow for appropriate social distancing. If you are interested in participating please email l.lotz@tcu.edu.

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