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What I learnt as a Positive Peer this year at King's

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I have been a Positive Peer since March this year, and volunteering in this role has been a wonderful experience. It has been really interesting and incredibly rewarding to demystify the subject of mental health and wellbeing, as well as expand my comprehension of these topics.

Improving the wellbeing of students and encouraging them to excel are just some of the reasons why I decided to join. Alongside this, I have also enjoyed being part of such a close-knit team of fellow Positive Peers who are very friendly and supportive. You don't need to have previous experience for the role, but enthusiasm, dedication and willingness to learn about mental health and wellbeing are a must! 

During the exam period, it was great to lead the virtual Thrive programme, where I interacted with students on a variety of topics such as understanding wellbeing and managing stress. Being involved in these opportunities and connecting with people on a personal level, was beneficial for my personal development because I also learnt a lot of useful tips from these activities and my communication skills had been enhanced. It is an open environment where creativity and sharing ideas are encouraged, and through working as a team, I have formed new friendships. There is also an exciting chance to be involved in our brand new podcast series, which will focus on different aspects of health and wellbeing topics (stay tuned!). There are endless opportunities available by becoming a Positive Peer, and you will gain an immeasurable amount of skills and experience that will be valuable for the future, so go on and apply.

 Helen,

Third-year BA Classical Studies with English student

 

To be part of the Positive Peers team at KCLSU next academic year, follow the steps: 

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

 

Find out more about Positive Peers here

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