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Getting to know you: Mental Health Rep Chelmsford

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What do you study? 

BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies Accelerated

 

Would you like us to direct students to a specific social media platform to reach you on? Or should they contact you by email only? 

Instagram @studentlifexo or if you prefer email me at mt911@student.aru.ac.uk

 

What are your campaigns/ what would you like to achieve for students this year? 

This year I am focussing on improving the promotion of of Counselling and Wellbeing services at Anglia Ruskin. I want to ensure that all students are aware of the support and services that are availale to them. I would like to upskill students in their ability to have open conversations with their peers to support eachother during their time at university and my main campaign will be training for students to look after their mental wellbeing. I am excited to collaborate with the NHS Society and be a part of their Pets as Therapy events at the Chelmsford campus. I love dogs and know this is and will continue to be a popular event for all students.

 

Why are you passionate about this project idea? 

I am passionate about upskilling students so they can be more resillient and are able to best support their peers. In previous surveys, ARU has found that students are more likely to reach out to a friend than a counsellor. Therefore, it is important that students are equipped to recognise the power that they may have in starting a conversation and the positive impact that this can have on a persons wellbeing.

 

What made you stand to be a Rep? 

I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of students during my time at university. Mental health is something I struggle with myself and I want to be a positive voice for the community and for those who feel unheard.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? 

In 5 years’ time, I hope to be working with young people as a counsellor or as a teacher.

 

Share your three favourite tunes: 

Numb - Linkin Park

Thanks For The Memories - Fall Out Boy

The Less I Know The Better - Tame Impala

 

Tell us something not many people know about you. 

I am really into Art History and have some famous portraits tattooed on my left arm.

 

What's your ultimate ARU moment? 

So far it has to be Fresher's Week 2021. A great week of meeting new people, crazy nights out and even crazier fancy dress costumes!

 

If you had a super power what would it be?? 

To slow down time! So I have more time to write my assignments and hang out with my friends.

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