News from Jordan, our VP Welfare

So over the past week Jordan VP Welfare has been up to a couple of different things. While in the build up to Christmas himself and Victoria are finalising plans for equalities networks christmas parties.

 

Upcoming wellbeing and mental health event

Jordan will be jointly hosting a workshop with Simon Miller from Health In Mind. This workshop, hosted on MS Teams, will be based around mental health and wellbeing and will cover a few different topics with small breakout room discussions.

  • Wednesday 08/12/21: 9:30 - 10:20 AM
  • Wednesday 08/12/21: 10:45 - 11:35 AM
  • Thursday 09/12/21: 1:45 - 2:35 PM
  • Thursday 09/12/21:  3:00 - 3:50 PM

To register for one of the workshops, please check out the page here:

Register for the events

 

Every life matters group

Jordan has taken part in the Every Life matters Group which is a group based in Midlothian that works on supporting communities mental health and wellbeing as well as suicide prevention. With regular engagements its has ensured that students and their issues have been kept in mind throughout various projects the group has been undertaking.

 

Supporting students facing homelessness

Jordan has also been gearing up the work on his priority objective to help bolster the support students at risk of homelessness receive, by meeting with managers and the CEO from Cyrenians to start looking at making an agreement of enhancing the support offered to students by working in partnership. This will hopefully see the first in-depth research take place around student homelessness in a college, while showing what provisions need to be put in place to support students facing homelessness.

 

Student mental health agreement news

Jordan and staff also conducted the first round in student consultation for the student mental health agreement. This is a two year project in partnership with the college which will reach a final agreement on what students feel needs to be improved on with a commitment from the college to take up specifics actions to improve the mental health provisions offered by the college.