Support students are volunteers from different faculties and stages of their studies who are ready to be present and listen to their fellow students. Support students are not health care professionals themselves, but if necessary, they know where to find suitable professional help utilizing their orientation training (MTEA®2) and the materials they have received, as well as the support provided by the staff of the On My Mind.
Support students receive training before peer support activities begin. They participate in Mental Health First Aid (MTEA2) training. The training includes two contact learning days (2x 3 h) and self-study assignments. In addition, they will have comprehensive support materials to utilize.
What do support students do?
- by giving one-on-one peer support to a fellow student
- by representing the activity at student events
- by being involved in group activities (e.g. study circles)
- by developing subject association cooperation
- by producing content for our website and social media channels
How to contact Support Student?
A “shall we talk?” form can be found on our front page through which a contact request can be submitted for support students.