Supporting Student Wellbeing on Campus
The Student Wellbeing Reps work collaboratively with the large Jewish student populations in their locations, to run a programme of mental health awareness and wellbeing events on campus, offer support to peers who may be struggling by signposting local student services and encourage conversations around mental health.
Thanks to the support of the Jami Ladies Lunch Committee and The Pears Foundation, Jami – in partnership with The Union of Jewish Students (UJS) and University Jewish Chaplaincy – launched a pilot project in September 2019 to support student wellbeing. Following a rigorous interview process, Student Wellbeing Reps were appointed in Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds.
“Everyone knows someone who is struggling – I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of how I could help those who felt this way.” Sasha, Student Wellbeing Rep, Leeds
During Freshers’ Week UJS distributed Jami first aid packs, including our Z-card full of resources and tips to help students whilst at university, key wellbeing ideas, messaging on worries about a friend and suicide safety, along with a list of national helplines and crisis services.
We look forward to supporting our Student Wellbeing Reps in their voluntary and impactful activities this academic year.
We are now recruiting Student Wellbeing Reps for 2020/21, please click below to find out more.
Closing date for applications: Monday 27th April.