Living | Learning | Thriving
We're the Positive Peers -here for students, by students.
Using a peer-to-peer approach, the Positive Peers help enhance the personal and collective wellbeing of King's College London 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 King's and contribute to our community's commitment to improve student mental health and wellbeing.
How can we support you?
TALK TO US! We are here to support you. There are four easy ways you can get in touch with us:
COME TO ONE OF OUR EVENTS: Check out our upcoming event details here!
Positive Minds: For students experiencing low mood or mild depression. More info can be found here.
- 5th of November: 6:30pm-8pm at Classroom 08, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus.
- 12th of November: 6:30pm-8pm at Classroom 08, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus.
- 19th of November: 6:30pm-8pm at Classroom 08, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus.
- 26th of November: 6:30pm-8pm at Classroom 08, Hodgkin Building, Guy's Campus.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book on.
We recommend you come to all four parts of one Positive Minds session, but if that's not possible, just come to the days you can make!
Wellbeing Workshop: For any student wanting to improve their wellbeing and set positive goals they're inspired by, come to one of our workshops (If coming to the residences please bring King's ID and sign in at reception):
- There are currently no scheduled upcoming Wellbeing Workshops. The Workshops will be back next academic term - watch this space for more information!
- We can organise to bring this workshop to one of your events or residences. For more information, send us an email.
Free dinner included! Email email@example.com to enquire or book on.
Cooking & Conversation: New Food, New Friends | Come learn how to make healthy, cheap eats while meeting new peeps!
7th of October: 7pm-9pm at Great Dover Street Apartments kitchen and Atlas residence
21st of October: 7pm-9pm at Great Dover Street Apartments kitchen and Atlas residence
4th of November: 7pm-9pm at Great Dover Street Apartments kitchen and Atlas residence
- 18th of November: 7pm-9pm at Great Dover Street Apartments kitchen and Atlas residence
Who are the Positive Peers?
We are King's students who want to improve the personal and collective wellbeing of other King’s College London 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 students at King’s!
What sort of training and supervision do we have?
- We are volunteers who are trained 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 KCLSU.
- We each sign a volunteer agreement.
WORK WITH US: We're Recruiting for event volunteers!
Are you interested in improving the wellbeing of the King's community and making a positive difference? Apply to become a Positive Peer Event Volunteer! The Positive Peers are a group of students who receive 16 hours of training to support other students through wellbeing outreach, health promotion and peer support. We're not currently recruiting for Positive Peers, but we can use volunteers to help us at wellbeing events until we recruit next term! This would require 3-5 hours per month talking to students and supporting the Positive Peers to run their events. Here are the steps to take to get started:
- Read this information pack to understand all about what the Positive Peers are trained to do -so you can represent them best.
- Be available for the Student Minds Look After Your Mate Training on Wednesday, 6th November from 1:45pm-5pm at Guy's, KCLSU, Activity Room 3 and book on to this training here.
- Fill out this application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about this volunteer role or applying, get in touch with Julia Haas, KCLSU Wellbeing Coordinator.
If you're interested in becoming a Positive Peer in the future, watch this space for future recruitment announcements or drop us an e-mail.