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What is a Student Wellbeing Champion?

The Student Wellbeing Champion scheme aims to give all students the opportunity to get involved in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

As a Wellbeing Champion, you will be expected to:

  1. Attend a mandatory training session.
  2. Attend a welfare meeting thrice a term.
  3. Help at events throughout the year (e.g., World Mental Health Day, Movember, MH&WB Festival etc.)
  4. Help with promoting key mental health information on social media.

As a Wellbeing Champion, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Organise events and social media takeovers during Mental Health Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day and Wellbeing Wednesday’s.
  2. Co-create, co-design and help to deliver health promotion programs and activities.
  3. Peer to Peer support.
  4. Help to create safe spaces where mental health and wellbeing can be openly dicussed without stigma. 
  5. Raise awareness of mental health problems.
  6. Signpost students to access support in the UWE.
  7. Write for the Heads-Up blog.
  8. Organise wellbeing walks.
  9. Promote mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating, and sexual health.
  10. Help your student community be heard by relaying and discussing feedback in meetings.

What’s not expected of a Wellbeing Champion:

  1. To solve individual's problems, diagnose conditions or offer medical advice.
  2. To prescribe activity.
  3. To be a mental health expert.