Positive Peers

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:

 

 

Positive Minds

 

Positive Minds: For students experiencing low mood or mild depression. More info can be found here.

  • 4th of February (18:00-19:30) at Guy's Campus KCLSU MR1
  • 11th of February (18:00-19:30) at Guy's Campus KCLSU MR1

Email positivepeers@kcl.ac.uk to book on.

positive minds

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):

Free dinner included! Email positivepeers@kcl.ac.uk to enquire or book on.

welllbeing workshop

Cooking & Conversation:

New Food, New Friends | Come learn how to make healthy, cheap eats while meeting new peeps!

cooking conversation

FAQs

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:

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.