Headucate UCL
Headucate UCL aims to tackle mental health stigma and end discrimination by running interactive workshops in schools around London! We will be working with school children and are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team - no prior experience/knowledge required.Sign up to keep up to date with what's going on this year :)

Hello!

We're Headucate and we are a UK-wide student organisation that tackle stigma and raise awareness of mental health in schools! It is thought that 50% of lifelong mental illness is already established by the age of 14, but mental health teaching in schools is often variable and sometimes lacking altogether. 

That's where we step in. We run small workshops to inform students and teenagers about what mental health is, misconceptions, good practices and signposting. We'll provide you with the training to run these sessions and you can take part is as many as you'd like. We recognise that uni life is hectic so we try to be as flexible as possible. Beyond the workshops, we have a variety of talks, socials and other events as part of our partnership with our parent organisation, Headucate UK.

All in all, it's a great opportunity to promote better mental health practices in young people, develop your skills in leadership and join an awesome community of Headucators nationally!

Time commitment

We usually require 2 volunteers per workshop, which will usually last 1-2 hours. Depending on the number of volunteers and schools, we may also run multiple workshops a week. As we are dealing with school students, these will take place after school.
We recognise that the timings and days depend on both the school and volunteer's availability, so we do not ask for a regular commitment. Feel free to commit to as many sessions as you would like.

This is an opportunity offered by a Student-Led Volunteering Project. It is run by UCL students and supported and supervised by staff in Students' Union UCL Volunteering Service.