Hello, I’m the mental health campaigns officer at NUS Scotland – working on the Think Positive project with the ambassadors who have started this blog. I took on the role at the end of February 2013 and consider myself incredibly lucky to be working in an area I am passionate about, and with a team of volunteers who are extremely enthusiastic.
Think Positive started in 2008 and has grown since then into a project covering a number of areas, from anti-stigma campaigning, awareness raising and making sure that people experiencing mental ill health can continue to study if that is the right option for them, to working with Scottish Student Sport on the Healthy Body Healthy Mind awards. We deliver Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid training to students and staff in universities and colleges in Scotland, we also have a three hour training package for academic staff we can deliver, and a variety of other training and workshop options. We encourage and support students associations and institutions to work together on Student Mental Health Agreements, covering relevant topics to them, like agreeing to organise training, run campaigns throughout the year, work with external mental health organisations and promote wellbeing on campus.
Contact me for more information on anything related to this, or to get in touch with your local ambassadors, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Think Positive ambassadors are all student volunteers at universities and colleges in Scotland and are keen to work with you to improve the mental wellbeing of students in Scotland, help tackle stigma and raise awareness of mental ill health, and develop creative and exciting ways of doing this.
Look forward to regular blogs from our ambassadors, guest blogs from experts in mental health, and lots of exciting news and events!
I’ve heard we are in for more of this sun over the next week – enjoy it!