The UCU Wellbeing Team is composed of a group of students who work, on a voluntary basis, to organise events which raise awareness concerning student wellbeing and mental health issues. We also provide information to fellow students about off-campus mental health resources.
Our goals are achieved through various recurring or one-off events, workshops and guest lectures. Yearly, the team also organises a Wellbeing Month on campus. Previous events have included workshops called “Fighting your inner-critic” and “Performing Under Pressure”. Wellbeing is also about exercise and enjoyment, so we have also organised group bike rides and other more active, fun events. We have also organise events like group reflections and wellness evenings, with guided meditation and yoga lessons, happen on a more regular basis.
UCU Peer Support
Another major initiative of the Wellbeing Team is UCU Peer Support. It provides students with a low-threshold space to get any troubles off their chest in a confidential context. All peer supporters have also received training in active listening and non-violent communication. They are also informed about further resources available to students.
There are daily office hours, schedules for which can be found on the UCU Peer Support Facebook page. The Peer Support office is upstairs in Voltaire, G-side, accessible via the library.