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Develop new skills and a new community of friends through job and volunteering opportunities, as well as student clubs and societies.

 

Health and mental health interns

Students are hired each academic year to work as health and mental health interns.

The health intern works with the registered nurse/educator at the Wellness Centre to make the Mount Allison community increasingly health conscious and to encourage healthy living through ongoing health awareness, communication, and education programming initiatives.

The intern may assist in health communications such as submissions to The Argosy, the Student Health 101 magazine, and materials for health and wellness awareness campaigns.

For more information on this role, please contact the registered nurse/educator at health@mta.ca or the current health intern at healthintern@mta.ca

Mental health interns typically work with the mental health/harm reduction educator.

They help facilitate outreach educational opportunities and mental health and wellness programming and may assist with social media, website updates, data collection, and program evaluation, among other duties.

 

 

Navigate MtA Student Wellness Support Program

The Navigate MtA Student Wellness Support Program is the student resource for mental health and wellness information and initiatives at Mount Allison University.  

In collaboration with the mental health/harm reduction educator, Mindful Mentors are students who navigate, educate, and promote student wellness on campus.

The goal of the program is to take a proactive, collaborative approach to enhance the knowledge of mental health and wellness supports available to students and promote help-seeking behavior amongst students by reducing obstacles to using resources and increasing awareness of Wellness Centre services.

Contact navigate@mta.ca for more information.

 

Student clubs and societies

There are a number of other student clubs and organizations each year that focus on health and mental health-related activities. 

Change Your Mind

Change your Mind is a student group with the goal of promoting positive mental health and decreasing the stigma related to mental illness at Mount Allison University. Its mission is to transform the campus into an open and welcoming space to talk about mental health, its benefits, its importance, and what can be done to nurture it.

Change your Mind is responsible for campus events such as Stress Free Zone, the Elephant in the Room Campaign, peer support groups, the therapy dogs program, and more.

For more information, or to get involved:

Elephant in the Room Speaker Series — facilitated by Change Your Mind, The Elephant in the Room campaign is designed to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. This annual event uses a peer education approach to promote mental health awareness. By having students share their own mental health experiences publicly, we increase understanding, break down shame and stigma, and begin important conversations about mental health.

Jack.org

Jack.org is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way people think about mental health. With initiatives and programs designed for young people, by young people, their goal is to end stigma in our generation.

Jack.org’s programs are designed to reach all young people. With monthly events and campaigns, the Mount Allison chapter encourages and enables students to better care for themselves and support their peers.

For more information or to find out how to get involved:

ACID

ACID, the Association of Chronically Ill and Disabled Students, advocates for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses of all types. ACID provides social, advocacy, and educational based events and campaigns to all Mount Allison University students.

ACID’s mission is to provide a safe and positive space that fosters inclusivity in all areas, create an environment that raises awareness of illness and disability, and provide support both in class and within the community as a whole.

For more information or to find out how to get involved:

Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)

The Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI) is a group of volunteer student-athletes at Mount Allison dedicated to raising mental health awareness, sharing resources, and eliminating stigma within the community of student-athletes at Mount Allison.

For more information or to find out how to get involved:

Explore current active clubs and societies at Mount Allison: MASU Clubs & Societies