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Become a Positive Peer and support student wellbeing

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The Positive Peers are a group of King's students trained to help you thrive. The activities of the Peers have a common purpose: to help create a flourishing community by promoting, supporting and celebrating the wellbeing of students at King’s. 

Using a peer-to-peer approach, the team help enhance the personal and collective wellbeing of King’s students by giving evidence-based information, sharing experiences and connecting students with health-related resources.

Through health promotion and support, the Positive Peers are a key component of KCLSU Wellbeing and contribute to the faculties’ commitment to improve student mental health and wellbeing.

‘We believe that by building peer relationships and promoting proactive wellbeing strategies, we can create a happier, healthier and more resilient community where King’s students can reach their full potential’– Positive Peer

The Peers are currently looking for students interested in and dedicated to wellbieng to volunteer and join the team for the next academic year. This is a fantastic opportunity to support students, contribute to wellbeing resources at King's and enhance your employability.

As a volunteer, you will receive training in relevant health and wellbeing topics by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, and will be expected to learn and practice skills as a peer helper and a student leader.

The team is broken down into three main strands (Peer Outreach, Peer Workshops, and Peer Digital Communications), each lead by a student supervisor, who work effectively to help raise awareness of wellbeing issues and appropriate resources among the student population.

Some of the experience you could gain includes:

  • Facilitating workshops and events 
  • Researching and editing wellbeing content for workshops
  • Creating written and/or visual content for the KCLSU Blog and Positive Peers’ Newsletter
  • Creating content and resources to be shared with students across channels
  • Collaborating with other student groups on campus to address specific health and wellbeing needs by request and with direction from the Coordinator

Head to the KCLSU website (you will need to login) to find out more and apply.

Applications close Monday 13 June, 17.00 (BST).