Hi Everyone! Welcome to the new NUS Scotland Think Positive Campaign blog!
This first post is mainly to explain what Think Positive is, and what we do, for those of you that don’t already know.
Think Positive is a student mental health campaign that promotes mental well-being in Scotland’s colleges and universities. It is a wide misconception that mental health means you are affected by a mental illness. However, this isn’t true. Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health.
Think Positive not only promotes well-being, it also works to tackle the stigma around mental health, trains Think Positive Ambassadors and runs the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind awards.
Think Positive Ambassadors are volunteers, and we form part of Think Positive’s campaigning team. We help raise awareness and understand of mental health, as well as well-being in students. We will be representing Think Positive at Freshers Fayres, at well-being events, on your campus as well as at external mental health events. We will be working on many projects through out the year, and many of us will be blogging, on this blog!
Think Positive also runs the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Awards. This joint project, between NUS Scotland and Scottish Student Sport, was introduced in 2011 in order to tackle the significant issue of student mental ill health in Scotland. We will assist institutions that take part to campaign throughout the year on mental health issues, providing support and advice when needed.
As Ambassadors we shall be blogging throughout the year, on various topics, from tips towards good mental health to our concerns in certain areas. We also hope to hear from you, and to see many of you at the events we shall be attending! In the mean time, I hope you all enjoy your summer and I shall leave you with one of my favourite quotes. 🙂
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”