Overview: Not all wellbeing programs involve you getting help. Some involve you providing help! The Wellbeing Ambassador program allows you to volunteer your time and energy to providing programs that help your peers. If you are interested, read on! Reading time ~ 2.5 minutes.
The Wellbeing Ambassador Program has existed since 2018, with 50+ students being trained and contributing to mental health initiatives and events at Flinders during this time. You may have seen some of them present at events like RUOK? Day – see the 2019 Ambassadors below!
The Wellbeing Ambassador Program is for students (undergrad or postgrad) at Flinders University interested in contributing to student wellbeing. Ambassadors will be provided with free training, engage with students during wellbeing events, and contribute to numerous wellbeing initiatives. The program is linked with the Horizon Award.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the program are open right now. If you are interested, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are interested. They will get back to you with some forms to complete. Applications close early April, so get in quick if you want to apply!
WHAT THE ROLE INVOLVES
- Championing mental health and wellbeing events such as RUOK? Day and Uni Mental Health Week.
- Co-developing and promoting mental health campaigns like Good Vibes.
- Providing consultation to Health, Counselling and Disability Service to support responsiveness to student needs.
- Supporting student wellbeing initiatives and developing your own initiatives.
- Attending free training.
- Contributing to regular Wellbeing Ambassador meetings.
Wellbeing Ambassadors are required to complete 4 compulsory wellbeing trainings, and have opportunity to complete other training such as Mental Health First Aid, Accidental Counsellor and SafeTalk. All have Horizon Points attached and free food. Delish!
In addition there will be regular meetings, as well as events to contribute to throughout the year. Many of these are shaped by your ideas, and others are simply you engaging with students and encouraging them to access support services.
If you have any questions about the role, you are also welcome to contact Sarah Harding – Community Development Officer email@example.com