HNC has revealed that students are currently being invited to become a Student Wellbeing Champion. These prestigious roles see students playing a key role in helping to ensure all of our community understand the importance of good emotional health, wellbeing and resilience. Following specialist training, the team will also offer peer to peer advice and support.

As a empathetic College, students at HNC can access a range of services that help them to develop the tools and strategies to deal with any issue affecting them. As part of this, HNC also places a strong emphasis on developing resilience and helping students to understand how they can maintain good mental health, so that when challenges arise students are able to proactively manage these.

The Student Wellbeing Champions play a key role in this, running a range of events and offering peer to peer support, which includes signposting to professional help and local services. The team also host Live Wellbeing Webinars on key topics such as male mental health, and how to manage the natural pressure and stress of exams, amongst many other topics.

These roles are particularly suited to those looking to pursue careers working with and supporting others, but applications are invited from all interested students. In addition to being an opportunity to give back, it is of course a great addition to a student’s CV.

Rebecca Charlton, Student Wellbeing Manager comments: “Here at HNC our Student Wellbeing service aims to help students not only deal with life’s challenges, but also ensure that they can progress with confidence to their next steps after College. As part of this we work hard to make sure our students understand how they can develop and protect good mental, physical and emotional health, so they are in a position to deal with any difficulties when they arise. Our Student Wellbeing Champions are integral to this work, and are also available to chat to those students who would prefer to speak to a peer. It is a really exciting opportunity to not only give back, but also develop skills and knowledge in areas such as listening and providing supportive challenge and advice.”

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 27 October. Students can access further information about the role and applying via the Student Wellbeing channel in MS Teams. You can read more about Student Wellbeing at HNC here.

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