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.

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

positive minds
 

THRIVE

A three 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.

 

welllbeing workshop
 

FAQs

Who are the Positive Peer?

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 volunteers!

Are you interested in improving the wellbeing of the King's community and making a positive difference? Apply to become a Positive Peer  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 recruiting Positive Peers next term! This would require 2-3 hours per week. Here are the steps to take to get started:

  1. Read this information pack.
  2. Apply by returning this application form to JuliaH@kclsu.org by the 13th of July.
  3. After the closing date of the application, you may be contacted to interview before we reach a decision on your application.
  4. If you're successful, you'll be expected to attend training next term, with details on this to follow.

If you have any questions about this volunteer role or applying, get in touch with Julia Haas, KCLSU Wellbeing Coordinator.