The Counselling Centre
Students for Mental Health and Wellbeing
SMU HEALTHY MINDS TEAM
The SMU Healthy Minds Team is a group of student volunteers, working with The Counselling Centre, who raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage wellbeing in the Saint Mary’s University community. Volunteers engage in outreach, organize events to promote psychological health, educate peers on mental health concerns, and attempt to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. The Healthy Minds Team works hand in hand with The Counselling Centre to connect their peers with the resources, services and supports needed to foster a psychologically healthy campus community.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
- The Counselling Centre is searching for dedicated, passionate, and creative Saint Mary’s students who would like to be a part of The Healthy Minds Team for the upcoming academic year.
- Our volunteers receive education on mental health issues, leadership training, and CCR recognized volunteer hours for their records. Throughout the year, they help to create, plan, and carry out events and activities promoting psychological wellness on campus.
- Volunteers are expected to attend a weekly one-hour meeting to plan for upcoming activities and campus initiatives. They will also prepare promotional / awareness activities and offer these events to the University community.
- Expected hours will vary depending on the particular event, activity, or responsibility within the group, but the commitment will not exceed a total of five hours per week. While attendance at weekly meetings and actual activities is required, most of the event preparation can happen during the week at a time that is convenient for the volunteer.
The Healthy Minds Team is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for great volunteer experience, wishes to help us destigmatize mental health issues, and wants to make a difference within their campus community.
If you are interested, please complete all questions in the application below. We will also be contacting potential volunteers for a short interview.
Please Note: We are not currently able to add new members to the Healthy Minds Team but please feel free to submit an application which we will hold on to in the case that new spots become available.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team!