About Wellbeing Peer Mentors
“Show me a successful individual, and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living — if you do it well, I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington
“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know, and care about the person you’re sharing with.” — Maya Angelou
“It is the mentor’s responsibility to create a safe and trusting space that enables a mentee to stretch and step outside their comfort zone, take risks, and show up authentically.” ― Lisa Fain
Feel inspired? At Staffordshire University we have a wonderful group of peer mentors available to support other students. Some have had additional training in Mental Health and Wellbeing and as such are Wellbeing Peer Mentors.
Wellbeing Peer Mentors are Students themselves, they are not professionals in mental health but can provide a listening ear and signpost you to professional supports if needed.
Wellbeing peer mentors can help you in the following ways:
- Helping you to settle in, when starting university, or loneliness at any stage of your studies.
- Being someone friendly to talk to and listen to your concerns in a non-judgemental way, recieve training in Mental Health and Wellbeing which gives them the confidence and knowledge to support you.
- Offer information from their own student experience on what you can do to enhance your student experience.
- Assist you to identify societies, groups or other activities related to your interests and hobbies.
- Attend a new group with you or help with an introduction to a society.
- Signpost to specialist services within the university such as the Student Wellbeing team within Student Support and Experience Services.
The support offered by the wellbeing peer mentors is specifically tailored to support mental health. For more general mentor support please visit the Staffs Peer Mentoring webpage.
If you think the wellbeing peer mentors can help you, then get in touch!
Register for a Mentor by clicking here.
You can also get in touch by Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our wellbeing peer mentors are involved in supporting Wellbeing drop in cafe's and many of our events, look out for them and say Hi.