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MW AUCC Conference 1 of 2

  1. 1. THE MENTAL WEALTH APPROACH Bringing mental health andwellbeing out of the shadows through peer-to-peer advocacy AUCC Conference Thursday 27th June 2012
  2. 2. IntroductionA Quick Bio…2008 - 2012
  3. 3. Mental Wealth Tour
  4. 4. Grumble grumble…“Closed minds..” “There’s a language problem..”“Ignorance and misunderstanding…” “Lack of coordination…”
  5. 5. The ‘Mental Wealth’ projectLets open minds… create understanding……and connect things up!
  6. 6. Mental Wealth UKThe UK’s network of student-led mental health andwellbeing advocacy groupsAs of February 2012: 25 Affiliated GroupsCardiff University University of Oxford University of WolverhamptonUniversity of Sheffield University of Leicester University of NottinghamUniversity of Southampton University of Leeds University of BristolUniversity of Kent Sheffield Hallam University Birmingham City UniversityUniversity of Manchester University of Sunderland University of ExeterUniversity of Cambridge University of GlamorganUniversity of Liverpool Leeds Metropolitan University University of Swansea University of BirminghamUniversity of St Andrews Liverpool Hope UniversityDurham University University of Edinburgh
  7. 7. 11.15 - 12.45AimsTo explore and try to identify:•  Why student-led initiatives are a good thing•  How Mental Wealth groups can help counselling services•  How counselling services can establish/support student-led initiatives & MW Groups•  How we can manage the risks and work together to make campuses better•  Some practical steps going forward
  8. 8. Schedule11.30: What can students do? What do MWGroups do?11.35: What does it mean from the perspectiveof student counsellors? (discussion)12.00: Co-creating effective student-ledinitiatives (game..?)12:30: Creating a Project Development Kit(activity)