The meetings on HeyPeers are solely for the benefit of our participants — people who have serious life challenges who are interested in learning from other’s life experiences — who do NOT want to be “observed." This means we do not allow observation-only attendance for meetings.
We recognize that students need to, and will, join our support groups to fulfill observation requirements as a part of their studies. In order to protect the interests of the participants of our groups, we ask that you acknowledge and adhere to two policies in the form below and read further about our STRICT requirements if you wish to observe a meeting.
Below you will find the link for the Notice to Nursing/Counseling Students, with information about attending a Support Groups Central meeting, as well as the form you are required to submit before registration and attendance of any meetings. The form has details about attendance, what's expected, etc. and this will in turn help determine whether observing a meeting on our platform will fulfill your requirement.
IMPORTANT! As you'll note on the form, we ask all people to participate in meetings fully and genuinely, so as to be as fair to the group as possible. Please do not bring attention to the fact that you are observing the meeting; you must participate in the meeting by checking in and joining for your own sake. The leader of the group session will remove you from the meeting if you identify yourself as a student observer. For this reason, you should choose a meeting that you have personal experience and interest in, so that you can participate fully and authentically.
Please note that the form will have you review and agree to two policies:
1) I agree that I WILL NOT identify myself as an observer, and
2) I agree that I WILL participate in the group as authentically as possible—including turning my camera on and stating my name during check in.
If you violate these policies, it will lead to you being immediately ejected from any meeting.
Additionally, you will be asked to provide your school name, program of study, your school email address, as well as the email address of your professor. An email will then be sent to your professor after you submit that form. The message your professor will receive reads: "Our facilitators will NOT sign off on observations. The student can print a page from their account that can serve as proof of attendance."
Proof of your attendance can be obtained by logging into your account and going to the "My Meetings" page, and printing off that page for verification of meeting attendance.