Wellbeing Ambassadors Closes : Friday 16th March @ 09:00
Wellbeing Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate and postgraduate student volunteers with a passion for mental health awareness and peer wellbeing. Ambassadors are the point of contact within schools for any issues students might be having. A wellbeing ambassador is like a first aider; a visible person who is there for you when you need them. They will work to develop a wider understanding of what welfare/ mental health issues are going on in their school and support the Union on any campaigns around this. They are NOT expected to be a counsellor or to provide any form of counselling, just some friendly support.
The goal of the Wellbeing Ambassadors is to utilise the benefit of peer-to-peer education and interactions and to continue to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health, seeking help and self-care.
Wellbeing Ambassadors will work on helping students within their schools, signposting them to the correct aid. If students are feeling overwhelmed, they can approach a known Ambassador in their department or course. They will arrange a time or place to meet informally, providing a ‘safe space’ to talk about how they are feeling and thinking. Wellbeing Ambassadors will listen with an unbiased, open mind, give reassurance, and advise them on how to get help.
For full information, download the Application Pack below.