We are looking for current students to work with us to develop Mental Health & Wellbeing initiatives at the University. There is no specific time commitment and you will be able to contribute as and when you wish. Once you have registered, you will be invited to an introductory session to get you started.
What might be involved?
- Taking part in focus groups to share your thoughts and ideas, ensuring that wellbeing & mental health initiatives are effective and relevant to current students.
- Being involved in promoting wellbeing & mental health information, events and services to other students.
- Acting as a point of contact (via email) to provide a student perspective on wellbeing & mental health issues and plans.
- Attending open days and events to promote wellbeing & mental health information and services.
Our ambassadors getting involved with the Living Well at Warwick events this year.
Who might be interested?
- Students that have an interest in mental health & wellbeing and are keen to be more involved in ensuring this issue is considered part of university life.
- Students with personal experience of mental health or wellbeing difficulties that want to use their experience to develop services.
- Students who have an interest in developing their CV to include a wider range of life experiences and interests.You do not need any specific previous experience to take part.
What will I gain?
- An insight into the practical strategies used to improve student wellbeing as well as the range of wellbeing services on offer for students.
- An understanding of how the mental health and wellbeing team works and how a service is evaluated, developed and delivered.
- This opportunity has the potential to develop a range of personal attributes including autonomy, relationship building, self-confidence, proactivity and adaptability.
- You may choose to benefit from free training such at the Student Mind’s ‘Look After Your Mate’ training.
- You will have the opportunity to develop your reflection skills by considering current provision and contributing to service improvements.
- You will have the opportunity to work with a range of people with potentially differing perspectives and be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively with diversity.
- We can provide a certificate of participation as evidence of your involvement.
How do I register?
- Complete the online Mental Health & Wellbeing Ambassador Registration Form or print off the Printable Version of the form and return it to Wellbeing Support Services at University House.
- A Wellbeing Advisor will then be in touch to arrange your introductory session to to give you some more information about Wellbeing at Warwick and how you can get involved.