Positive Peers

Peer Support to help any King's students thrive -no matter their background.

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We're the Positive Peers - here for students, by students.

We are the Positive Peers, students trained to help our fellow students thrive by creating student-only events and spaces at King's. 

Whether you're looking to explore new ways to boost your wellbeing, meet new people or are finding things a bit tough at university, we have something for you!

Check out the different things we offer below and follow us on insta (@positive.peers) to be the first to know about new events! 

Thrive

If you're interested in finding some new self-care tools to boost your wellbeing, check out our peer support workshop Thrive. 

Thrive is a 3-part programme designed to help explore what good wellbeing and self-care looks like for you. You’ll be given tools, questions and space to think about how you can include activities into your everyday life so that you can thrive, no matter what life throws at you. 

All of the sessions are held in Meeting Room 1 on Guy's Campus

Session 1: What is Wellbeing - Tues 8th November, 6:30 - 8:00pm - sign up here

Session 2: Self-Care - Tues 15th November, 6:30 - 8:00pm, sign up here

Session 3: Stress & Setbacks - Tues 22nd November, 6:30 - 8:00pm, sign up here

You are welcome to attend all sessions or just as a one-off.

121 Chat with the Positive Peers

University is full of ups and downs and sometimes when you're having a tough time, it can feel easier to speak to a fellow student.

You can book a chat with a Positive Peer easily here. 

Tuesdays - 5 to 7pm - Online

Wednesdays - 12 to 2pm - Bush House

Thursdays - 2 to 4pm - Guy's Campus

We are students, just like you, who are trained to listen. We're not professionals so can't give you advice but we can signpost you to services that might be helpful for you. 

These conversations are confidential, unless the Positive Peers are worried about your safety and/or the safety of others - then it is their responsibility to inform their manager of their concerns

Monthly Socials

Join us for a monthly social with a new activity each time. Come along and meet new people with no obligation of signing up to any of the other Positive Peers services. 

We want to create casual student-only spaces where people can come together, try a new activity and make some friends. These socials are open to all King's students!

NEXT SOCIAL: Pottery Painting with ArtSoc - Tuesday 29th November. To find out the latest details, follow us on instagram!

If your student group would like to collaborate on one of our monthly socials, email [email protected]

Positive Minds

If you're feeling a bit low and finding university difficult, you can attend our peer support group Positive Minds.

Positive Minds is a 4-part programme developed by Student Minds for students experiencing low mood or mild depression. More info can be found here.

We aren't professionals so won't offer advice, but we are here to listen and signpost to services you might find helpful. 

If you want to find out a bit more or see if this is the right thing for you, drop us an email at [email protected].

All of these sessions are held in Meeting Room 1 at Guy's Campus

Session 1: Introduction to Positive Minds & Social Networks - Thurs 10th Nov, 6:00 - 7:30pm - sign up here

Session 2: Active Stress Management - Thurs 17th Nov, 6:00 - 7:30pm - sign up here

Session 3: Mornings, Sleep, Food & Mood - Thurs 24th Nov - 6:00 - 7:30pm - sign up here

Session 4: Activity, Exercise & Relaxation - Thurs 1st Dec - 6:00 - 7:30pm - sign up here 

 How else can the Positive Peers support you?

Connect with Us!

We are here to support you and your wellbeing. To do that, we also have a podcast, newsletter and lots of things on social media to help boost wellbeing. 

Download & use our wellbeing templates!

Relax with our colouring templates!

Check out our recent blog post!

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