The Mental Health officer works to represent all students with Mental Health issues at Leeds Trinity University. Their work also has an impact on our welfare campaigns, so they may work closely with our Vice President.
"Mental health is just as important as physical health, you wouldn't tell someone 'to get over it' if they broke their leg, why do the same for mental health?
If I was given the opportunity to be Mental Health Officer for the University, I would prioritise each of the students mental health and wellbeing. With Coronavirus taking up a large proportion of students lives, I would ensure that policies would be implemented in to the University this could be through bereavement counselling to offer students support or creating further links between crisis teams and the University.
By working closely with the University's counselling service I would like to implement policies such as friends could potentially refer their fellow students that they think are at risk and need someone they can confide in.
As someone who has suffered with their mental health and also having the experience of being a Support Worker at home, I understand how debilitating it can be for some individuals. I would love to be given the opportunity to improve upon them by using apps such as Clear Fear or Clear Harm to reduce poor mental health and more resources that are easily accessible for all students.
With having the opportunity of being Mental Health Officer, every students opinions will be valued, big or small. They will be noted and put forward to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn't."