Become a Peer Wellbeing Champion
Are you a good listener who has what it takes to support a peer who is in need?
Are you a happy, healthy young person who wants to help others feel great too?
The Well4U is offering students our free training and full supervised work experience as a Peer Wellbeing Champion.
All PWCs get to know lots about wellbeing, emotional health, listening skills.
You will learn how to signpost friends to information and services that can help them when they feel down, anxious or worried about something.
You will be a point of contact in school for information about Well4U, wellbeing promotion and for peer to peer live chat via the website. You can help advise us on the design and content of our webpages to make sure its relevant and appealing to young people like you. You can get involved in the discussion forum and can create cartoon infoblogs for upload. You’ll get a lapel badge to identify you in school and will get a certificate for taking part.
When you’ve completed our training, you can volunteer to go on a rota to staff the Space4U2Talk website which is open for chat at certain times. You can do whatever times and amount of chat hours that suit you. A supervisor and moderator will be online at all chat sessions to help you. At the end of your work experience you will get a certificate showing how many hours you put in. This can count towards NCS or DofE awards. Research shows volunteering is good for you, so you should feel great too!
The training is provided by experts in wellbeing and mental health promotion, plus trained PWCs. You will be buddied with another more experienced PWC and a supervisor who will work alongside you at Well4U to support young people who may ask for your help or seek professional help. You will also have access to regular supervision sessions to discuss any concerns you have about your peers and to identify more training you may wish to undertake. We will also make sure you are managing your own wellbeing and congratulate you when you are doing a great job.
You will need around 10 hours of spare time to attend some online and some face to face training in school. You will learn about the 6 Ways to Wellbeing, Emotional Health awareness, how to recommend info on Well4U wesbsite, active listening and empathic skills, keeping you and your mentee safe, plus how to signpost your peers to professional help or local agencies. You can progress to gain a qualification in mentoring by undertaking the work experience after the study. Looks great on CVs or UCAS applications.
For further information please download the Peer Wellbeing Champion Flyer