UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL SOCIETY
TOOLS TO:TALK About Series
An exciting, exclusive opportunity to join one of our teams in charge of developing our new 'TOOLS TO:TALK About' series of training sessions!
These training sessions will explore a number of different themes linked to our mental fitness. They aim to give members of the community a range of tools, language and more confidence when supporting each other. They also help us better understand ourselves and build mental fitness leading to individuals better placed to navigate challenges they face and seize opportunities with which they are presented.
At the heart of TOOLS TO:TALK is providing an opportunity for those with personal experience to educate their peers. Our sessions are developed with input from a wide range of people, including those with lived experience, experts and other passionate people. Your role will involve working with 3-4 others to follow our session design process, researching the topic, exploring your ideas and producing a valuable session and associated resources. Whilst your session development team will be led by one of the PROJECT:TALK team, there will be plenty of freedom to influence the direction of the training session and explore what you personally feel is really important.
Session topics are as follows (exact topic too be decided by you!)
TOOLS TO:TALK About Anxiety
TOOLS TO:TALK About LGBTQ+
TOOLS TO:TALK About Addiction
TOOLS TO:TALK About Grief and Loss
TOOLS TO:TALK About Eating Disorders
You'll become an expert in your session and hopefully see it delivered across the PROJECT:TALK community by your team and our Mental Fitness Instructors. You'll gain valuable skills whilst working with a passionate team to connect with the community as part of our mission to change the way we view mental health by pioneering mental fitness.
Time frame: Now until around May (approx. 2 hours per week), depending on how quickly your team work.
To apply, you must be a member of our PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society. To sign up for free or our premium membership, click:
Closes Monday 25th January
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR STUDENTS
PROJECT:TALK UoB Society Peer Support Scheme
We at PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society are offering 1:1 and group check in calls, from established UoB students, to fellow peers in need of a chat.
These calls will be friendly and relaxed; if you need an outlet to offload what you’re going through, or just fancy a chat with someone outside of your bubble, let us know via the following link and we will arrange for one of our volunteers to give you a call at a time that suits you.
We've also teamed up with a number of peer-led support groups across the University that offer a free, relaxed way to support your mental fitness.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR VOLUNTEERS
WE NEED YOU!
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY – 1:1 and group support for Bristol students in need of a chat during COVID-19 restrictions.
PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society is looking for student volunteers to make 1:1 phone calls to fellow students under quarantine or struggling with isolation due to the current COVID-19 restrictions placed upon them. These calls will be friendly and relaxed – we all know that sometimes it can just be really nice to have someone to talk to.
We believe it is now, more important than ever, to be proactive in our support for one another. We hope this initiative will provide students with a space to chat and make this tough time a little bit easier.
By donating an hour or two a week, to suit your schedule you will be able to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of our peers. We will provide full training for the role accredited by PROJECT:TALK CIC, and ensure volunteers are well supported.
Certificates of service will be awarded to volunteers!
If you would like to get involved please follow the sign up link below, if you have any questions please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our appeal will raise money to support students whilst in lockdown. We will work with students involved, local experts and the University to determine the best form of support and are aware that this may change so our response will be dynamic. Over the next few days and weeks, we will be carrying out an analysis of need. These funds will allow us to do the very best we can to support these students, being proactive in the resources we provide whilst catering for those who need more formal support.
JOIN OUR BRISTOL SOCIETY
Being part of the PROJECT:TALK Bristol Society gives you access to:
Like-minded people who want to pioneer mental fitness.
Monthly TOOLS TO:TALK sessions
The ability to train as a Mental Fitness Instructor
Being part of the answer to COVID-19's isolation by becoming a Peer Supporter through our Peer Mentor Scheme.
Help plan PROJECT:TALK Society events, whether that's in Halls of Residence or for our BIG event for Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2021.
Access to apply for your own funding & mentoring to support your own mental fitness initiative
Be part of a wider Mental Fitness community, joining in on socials and events such as Talk Club.