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Positive Peers: For health students by health students

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Who are the Positive Peers?

We are health students who want to improve the personal and collective wellbeing of other King’s College London health students! We do this by giving evidence-based information, sharing experiences, supporting our peers and connecting each other with helpful resources. Mostly, though, we just want to create a happier, healthier community for health students at King’s!

 

What sort of training and supervision do we have?

  • We are volunteers who are trained by Student Minds to listen effectively, communicate sensitively, maintain confidentiality, respect boundaries and recognise when/how to encourage referral to professional support services.
  • We receive constant support and supervision through King's Wellbeing and KCLSU.
  • We each sign a volunteer agreement with Student Minds.

 

How can we support you as a fellow health student?

TALK TO US! We exist to support you as a health student. There are three easy ways you can get in touch with us:

  • Pop in to our office hours: Sometimes it's nice to talk to someone who gets what you're experiencing as a health student. We're here to talk about whatever is on your mind! Although we're not counsellors and won't offer advice, we're always happy to listen. As a note, we may encourage you to seek more formal support and point you in the right direction, but it's up to you what you do with that information.

Here are our office hours until June 2017:

  • Mondays: 17:30 – 18:30 (Sajeel, Yasmin, Olivia)
  • Wednesdays: 14:00 – 15:00 (Laura & Sherene)
  • Thursdays: 17:30 - 18:30 (Maddie & Riya)
  • How to find us: We are located at Guy’s in the KCLSU West Wing opposite The Shed. Send us a quick message and we can meet you at the reception or come straight to the Rep Room right next to Activity Room.

 

 

 

COME TO ONE OF OUR EVENTS: Check out our upcoming event details here!

 Positive Peers

Positive Minds: We're running our first workshop series in partnership with Student Minds! Here are all the details!

 

  • What: Positive Minds Course | A free 6-week course to help students keep low mood at bay. Free food will be provided! 
  • When: Tuesdays from 6pm - 7:3pm starting on 7th March
  • Where: Guy's Campus, Henriette Raphael Building 4.16

 

Want more information or to book on? Contact julia.haas@kclsu.org or positivepeers@kcl.ac.uk

 

    Olivia

 

Olivia


  Course: Mental health nursing 
  Favourite ice cream: Raspberry   sorbet 
  What I do for my wellbeing: 'I   talk openly to my friends about how I feel and try to look after myself by   getting organised and trying to eat well.'

 

Sherene

 

Course:   Medicine
  Favourite ice cream: Salted caramel
  What I do for my wellbeing: 'I enjoy doing yoga,   going for long walks in the parks/ gardens around London, eating good food   with great company and speaking to my close friends!'

  

 

       Sherene

    

       Sajeel

Sajeel

 

Course: Medicine
  Favourite ice cream: Cappuccino
  What I do for my wellbeing: 'I do many activities   to keep my well being up, such as, exercise, going to a driving range,   maintenance of my car and making sure the people close to me have a good   wellbeing too... to name a few.'

Laura

 

Course: Dentistry
  Favourite ice cream:   Salted caramel
  What I do for my   wellbeing: 'I love to do different types of exercise, whether it be pilates,   netball or a gym session.'

    

      Laura

  

      Maddie

Maddie

 

Course: Medicine
  Favourite ice cream: always chocolate!
  What I do for my wellbeing: 'Explore London by   running

Riya

Course: Medicine
  Favourite ice cream:   Cookies & Cream
  What I do for my   wellbeing: 'One thing I love doing to keep up my well-being is going for   midnight walks with my friends.'

  

      Riya

  

      Yasmin

 

Yasmin

 

Course:   Dentistry
  Favourite ice cream: Cookie dough
  What I do for my wellbeing: 'I like to spend   time with my friends and family in order to maintain my wellbeing.'

 

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