Phillips Exeter Academy | Leading with Empathy

Students approach Listeners for help with many topics: homesickness, schoolwork, anxiety, social situations, depression, time management, drugs, alcohol, sexual identity, study habits, diet, sexual pressures, sleep, cyberbullying and more.

The empathetic ear of a Listener is often all that’s needed. Listeners also help students seek additional support and resources. For all issues of health and safety, they’re trained to involve adults in the dorm or to consult with the on-call counselor at the Lamont Health and Wellness Center, which is open 24/7, if they have concerns.