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New mental health project supported by See Me

Friday 28-11-2014 - 16:22

Thanks to See Me Community Innovation Funding, NUS Scotland Think Positive is launching a pilot project working with Forth Valley College, Edinburgh College and the University of the West of Scotland, recruiting students with lived experience of mental ill health to lead campaigns tackling stigma and discrimination on campus.


 
This project will involve the volunteers from each institution finding out what the issues related to stigma and discrimination on campus are, and working with their peers, the students' association and NUS Scotland to tackle those issues.
 
We want students who have experienced mental health problems to lead this project, supported by NUS Scotland and their students associations. This will involve researching, designing and leading a campaign tackling an issue that contributes to stigma and/or discrimination relating to mental ill health, on campus.
 
The volunteers will work as a team at each institution. We will provide training in areas including activism and campaigning, workshop facilitation, and mental health first aid. Then together we will gather information from fellow students and design and carry out a campaign on campus that tackles stigma and discrimination.
 
If you are a student at Forth Valley College, Edinburgh College, or the University of the West of Scotland and are interested in the role, please fill in a short application form. The deadline for applications will be Friday 10th December- click here to see the role description, and click here for the application form. Please get in touch if you have any problems with the form and we can find a solution!
 
Applicants will be invited to chat through the role more and talk about what ideas they have during the week beginning 15th December 2014, with the role starting in January 2015.
 
If you would like more information, please contact laura.caven@nus-scotland.org.uk - 07595 057391.
 

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