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Peer Health Educator
Are you interested in educating your classmates about health topics? Do you love to plan events, meet others, come up with creative ideas for marketing and practice healthy behaviours? If so, we invite you to volunteer as a peer health educator. You’ll learn more about important issues and you’ll develop teamwork and communication skills by conducting a variety of education programs. Gain self-confidence and valuable experience in leadership, responsibility, event management, marketing and relationship building as you work with the University community on wellness initiatives.
As a peer health educator, you will:
- Educate your peers about topics and services in the Wellness Centre or Diversity and Human Rights.
- Attend training seminars, monthly meetings, leadership webinars, and conferences.
- Present topics in a fun and engaging manner.
- Attend and organize special events and awareness weeks.
Peer health educators work to educate their fellow students and the University community about health related issues such as:
- Stress, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, sex and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), building healthy relationships, choosing a healthy lifestyle, eating disorders, and financial strategies.
Peer to Peer Mental HealthPeer to Peer Mental Health (P2PMH) Leaders are student volunteers committed to raising awareness and educating their peers about mental health and mental illness. As a P2PMH Leader, you will have the opportunity to engage in mental health training, plan outreach events around mental health, facilitate classroom presentations to other students, and promote mental health resources on campus. You will gain communication, leadership, and event planning skills, as well as have the opportunity to work with student leaders across campus to build an inclusive community.
The P2PMH Leaders meet weekly to plan their initiatives and engage in training opportunities. Additional time commitments include a weekend in September for initial training, event times as determined by the group throughout the course of the semester, and other additional training opportunities as they arise.
For more information on Mental Health programming and initiatives, visit our Mental Health Website.
Applications for P2PMH Leaders are now CLOSED for the 2017-18 academic year. We encourage you to check back in spring 2018 for more opportunities.
The Healthy Campus Team is available to give presentations to MRU classes on a variety of student health topics including mental health. We can also present on health education, health promotion, and using research to inform health promotion practice. For these presentations we use our National College Health Assessment data. Our presentations can be tailored to a specific class and the length can be anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes. Please contact Rachelle at 403.440.56199 to find out more.