Year: 1994 Source: Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v.10, no.1, (Spring 1994), p.36-42 SIEC No: 19941044

204 high school students were surveyed to evaluate a peer helping program. Results validated the assumptions that students most often seek out peers for help with their problems & that students believe their peers to be capable of providing help. Even so, few students said they would seek help from a peer counsellor. Students indicated less confidence in their peers ability to deal with serious problems such as suicide, emphasizing the difference between peer support & professional counselling.