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Peer Health Volunteers

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.
 

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year is now OPEN.

To register your interest in becoming a Peer HEALTH EDUCATOR please click HERE

If you are interested in being a MENTAL HEALTH Peer Educator please see below. 

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2018 and interviews will be conducted in April. 

 

I love PHE because it's such a great way to connect with other health-passionate students and have an impact on the Mount Royal community. It also opens doors to learn and build your resume, with the workshops, seminars, and other events that are accessible for PHEs.
My involvement in the PHE program is the best thing I’ve done as a student here at Mount Royal. I’ve made so many new friends and learned more about the resources available to support students on campus. The program has also allowed me to learn and expand on my interpersonal communication and leadership skills. I have received additional training through the program in sexual assault disclosure and in mental health. These important skills will serve me well in the present as well as wherever I may end up in the future. This is a great opportunity for any student who wants to be more involved and produce meaningful change on campus - while having a lot of fun at the same time!

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.

 

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year is now OPEN.

To register your interest in becoming a MENTAL HEALTH Peer Educator please click HERE.

If you are interested in being a Peer HEALTH EDUCATOR please see the above section. 

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2018 and interviews will be conducted in April. 

Let us get involved with you!

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 403.440.5619 to find out more.