Welcome to the QMBL OpenMinds, a new volunteering society for 2015-16 open to all Barts and the London, and Queen Mary students who have an interest in mental health awareness and education.
OpenMinds is a student-led intervention, providing mental health education to school students by training university students to deliver workshops in local schools.
We aim to:
The programme this year will include:
- 6 sessions where volunteers will learn about 6 different mental health topics, taught by a mental health specialist (e.g. psychiatrist)
HOW TO TEACH
- 1 session where volunteers will learn how to teach, develop lesson plans etc based on the topics covered during the crash course sessions
- Early November
- After developing lesson plans during the 'how to teach' session, volunteers will visit local schools in small groups and teach secondary school children about mental health topics
- November onwards
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact any member of the committee- we'll do our best to help you out!
QMBL OpenMinds committee
President: Georgie Wellstead
Vice President: Ellie King
Treasurer: Ellie Coote
Schools coordinator: Phoebe Crook
Secretary: Mandeep Kang