Peer Support Projects
To access the Nightline phone number, emails and IM service, please click here
Nightline is a listening service for students, run by trained student volunteers. We run through the night, from 7pm - 7am, Monday - Friday during term time. You can call us to talk about any problem, ask a few questions, or get something off your chest. Nightline is confidential and anonymous, so you don't have to tell us anything about yourself, not even your name. The content of the call never leaves Nightline.
Make sure you're following Nightline on Instagram and Facebook - @surreynightline
You can talk to us about any problem, big or small, in complete confidence. We aren't here to judge or advise you, just to listen and support you through whatever it is you're going through.
You can find our phone number or instant messaging service at https://www.ussu.co.uk/supportz/nightline. Just make sure you’re logged in with your University email!
We are now taking volunteer applications for Nightline volunteers (Publicity and Listening)
You can also volunteer with us as a Listening Volunteer (someone who takes calls) or as a Publicity Ambassador (someone who helps to promote the service)! To apply, just click here.
Welfare Watch volunteers are here to help you during most Rubix nights out or Students’ Union events, to sober up in a safe environment and help you get home safely. If on a night out you need help or are looking after someone who does then you can find volunteers in the Front Room (just below Rubix), wearing the pink Hi-Vis. Whether you've been kicked out, not let in, are stressed or just need a breather and someone to talk to, go say hi to our Student Volunteers!
Make sure you're following Welfare Watch on Instagram - @surreywelfarewatch
We are now taking volunteer applications for Welfare Watch Volunteers
If you want to help improve the student experience and support vulnerable students then why not volunteer for Welfare Watch? As a volunteer you will help drunk and distressed students and work in a team to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable night out. You’ll receive full training and can log your volunteer hours on SurreyVolunteering.com! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to apply, or head to the Surrey Volunteering page to apply to take part.
Surrey Student Minds: Positive Minds
Student Minds is a student-led mental health charity which runs Positive Minds, a peer-support group for students experiencing low mood, loneliness or depression whilst at University. The group is led entirely by trained student volunteers and offers a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space for peers to discuss their thoughts and feelings with each other. Positive Minds aims to help students build strategies to keep low mood at bay and facilitate positive interactions between students in similar situations.
The programme is 5-weeks long and will cover various wellbeing topics each week such as building a support network, active stress management, morning and sleep routines, food choices, exercise, relaxation, and positive socialising. Students can attend all five sessions or, drop into any that they like.
Our next cycles are:
Face to face: Stag Hill campus, Mondays at 6.30pm. Starting Monday 25th October
Online: Starting Thursday 28th October at 6pm
Think you can run our student support groups? Check out our volunteering opportunity on Surrey Volunteering platform. Or, if you want more information, email email@example.com!
Safelink Peer Support for Victim Survivors
Safelink are NOT a Union peer support service, but they support for anyone (women, men children) who has been the victim of rape and sexual abuse, irrespective of whether they have reported to the police.
Safe Link Services are victim focussed services and will only work with victim/survivors.
Peer support groups – Safe Link (safelinksupport.co.uk)
Your VP Support, wants to hear from you about the topics or causes you are passionate about. They wants to give you a platform to help educate and inform your fellow students about the issues that matter to you.
If you want to share your ideas or feedback you can contact your VP Support on firstname.lastname@example.org . If you do not want to be part of the organisation process of the Let's Talk, that's absolutely fine as well, just email her your idea and she will look into it.
Let's Talk videos are a series of videos made by your Student's Union Support Zone. Look out for Let's Talk events with guest speakers on the Student's Union Facebook page!
Let's Talk STI Awareness
People, Culture and Diversity
Let's Talk: Invisible Illness
Let's Talk: Mental Health
Let's Talk: Body Image