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:
- Attend a mandatory training session.
- Attend a welfare meeting thrice a term.
- Help at events throughout the year (e.g., World Mental Health Day, Movember, MH&WB Festival etc.)
- Help with promoting key mental health information on social media.
As a Wellbeing Champion, you will have the opportunity to:
- Organise events and social media takeovers during Mental Health Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day and Wellbeing Wednesday’s.
- Co-create, co-design and help to deliver health promotion programs and activities.
- Peer to Peer support.
- Help to create safe spaces where mental health and wellbeing can be openly dicussed without stigma.
- Raise awareness of mental health problems.
- Signpost students to access support in the UWE.
- Write for the Heads-Up blog.
- Organise wellbeing walks.
- Promote mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating, and sexual health.
- Help your student community be heard by relaying and discussing feedback in meetings.
What’s not expected of a Wellbeing Champion:
- To solve individual's problems, diagnose conditions or offer medical advice.
- To prescribe activity.
- To be a mental health expert.