INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE TEAM?

We are currently looking for students to join our Committee for the roles listed further down.

For more information, see below, or send us an email to us at mentalhealth@teambcu.co.uk or drop us a message on Instagram and we'll be in touch!
What We Do

The Mental Health Society is led by students familiar with, and dedicated to educating about, mental health as we strongly aim to reduce and remove stigma and taboos that exist about mental health and wellbeing for students or just anyone, regardless of your age, gender, faith, ethnicity, sexuality etc.

Mental health is and should be just as important as your physical health, so we highly aim to provide an open and non-judgemental space where students can learn more about mental health, as well as finding ways to cope with and adapt to their emotions and selves. 

Your committee is run by a team of like-minded volunteers that have the necessary and basic knowledge of mental health, who want to work towards helping students feel more comfortable talking about their worries and concerns. 

We also have BAME elements within our society, as around 60% of students at BCU fall into this background, so we want to make sure every single student is covered, and that we raise and cover any weak areas that mental health does not effectively work with, as well as use the society to host events and opportunities to promote good mental health.

We are empathetic and are open ears. We all are here for you, and we want you to be comfortable with your emotions and feelings whilst at BCU. Mental health is important to us all, and we must be aware of its existence!

If you have any questions and would like more information about the society and what we have to offer, please feel free to contact us at mentalhealth@teambcu.co.uk or on our Instagram page!

Disclaimer

We are only students, and not professionals, therapists, psychologists etc and can only refer you to the right place if need be. We raise awareness about mental health and allow all students to participate in any way and form, including forming an appropriate safe space for you to express yourself. If you are in need of support, please contact the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team at sa.wellbeing@bcu.ac.uk, or visit iCity for more information on student support. Take care of yourself as best as possible, and remember, the help is there. We're all here for you.

Your Committee

President Bilal Hussain
Treasurer Sunna Akhtar
Secretary Erin Ward
Participation & Inclusion Officer Adam Islam
Social & Networking Officer Jamie-Lee Allen
Events Coordinator Pravjoth Gill  
Marketing Director 2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE (By-Election TBC)

Available Roles

  1. Marketing Director (2 positions) - Responsible for promoting our Society in many ways possible, and creating all of our content, from photos, to posters, to videos and vlogs, to whatever else we could use to help out with the Society. This is as well as ensuring students know who we are, what we do, and more importantly, help us to create a positive image, especially considering how important mental health is to us all. This student must be willing to dedicate as much time and effort as necessary to promote us, but also keep us active through what content we have, in order to ensure that things are going well, and that students know for a fact, that we are the best yet. Preferably a marketing student and/or any student with experience in promotion and marketing/public relations/advertisements, but also a creative mind, so any student with a passion for art/digital media/graphics/photography/videography as these are key to this role! They will be working closely with the rest of the Officers, in particular Social & Networking, in order to maximise their ability to commit to their role. 

How do I put myself forward? (By-Election TBC)

The process to put yourself forward is the following:

(Ensure that you are a Member of the Society before you do this; memberships are free!)

1. Head to the link above onto our Page, or a simple Google search of 'BCUSU Mental Health Society' should direct you to our Page.

2. Ensure you have logged in with your university email and password so that it displays Log Out on the top right (if it says Log In, press on this and log in with your details).

3. Click on the 'Elections' tab and press 'Stand In Election'.

4. Ensure your details are correct before you proceed - your name, university email, phone number etc.

5. Select whichever role you would like to put yourself forward for.

6. Make sure to add a photograph of yourself (an appropriate one of course!).

7. Make sure you add a manifesto - a manifesto is a description as to why you wish to be elected for the role and promote yourself to other Members who will see your profile when voting opens; make sure you get in as much as you feel you need to add in, but there may be a word limit so do not make it too long! A short but snappy manifesto should do the trick :)

8. Save and submit! Ensure everything you have put down is what you want displayed when voting opens - you can edit your manifesto etc if you have made any mistakes, but make sure this is before the deadline on Friday!

How do I vote?

Once voting opens, we'd ask you to vote as soon as possible in case you forget!

(You must be a Member in order to vote! Make sure you have purchased your FREE MEMBERSHIP first!)

1. Head to the link above onto our Page, or a simple Google search of 'BCUSU Mental Health Society' should direct you to our Page.

2. Ensure you have logged in with your university email and password so that it displays Log Out on the top right (if it says Log In, press on this and log in with your details).

3. Click on the 'Elections' tab and press on the green 'Vote' button.

4. Follow the steps to vote for each role we have (there are 3 categories but 4 available roles to vote for!)

5. Once you have casted your votes, that's it! See the dates above for when we hope to announce our winners.

Main Location

City Centre

Becoming a Member

You can join the society at any time in the academic year, and all annual memberships will expire on 31st August.

After 1st September, you will be able to repurchase your membership FOR FREE!! Please kindly do so in order to continue as a member of our Society.

As a member of our society, you will be notified about any upcoming events and beneficial opportunities, and we are trying our best to make sure that you are aware of mental health, and know where to go, should you require any support. Despite the current pandemic, we will effortlessly make sure you do not miss out on anything we aspire to plan, so stay tuned!

We have no events at the moment, but come back regularly to see what we're up to!

Mental Health Society By-Election 2022/23

This society is holding online elections to choose their committee for the new academic year. Any paid member can apply for a committee position that interests them and all paid members will also be able to vote for their preferred candidates when polling opens.

5 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 17:00 on Thursday 30 June 2022 (in 3 days and 3 hours)

Please log in to see more details.

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