Final year undergraduate students have raised £10,290 in seven weeks for Student Minds by completing the National Student Survey. LJMU pledged to donate £3 for every completed survey, setting students a fundraising target of £12,000.
Student Minds was the charity voted for by LiverpoolSU’s clubs and societies. It is the UK’s student mental health charity, delivering research-driven training to equip students to bring about positive change on their campus.
Grace Anderson, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Student Minds, says: "Liverpool John Moores University's support will allow us to empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. This donation will go towards training students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions as well as research-driven campaigns and workshops.”
Grace adds: “This year thousands of people have already benefited from Student Minds' work; from those individuals trained to deliver peer support and campaigns, to those receiving direct support through our in-person interventions and the individuals who engaged with our blog, sector research and campaigns. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive."
LJMU Student Minds society is one of the student groups that receives support from Student Minds. President of the society, Rosie Steele, says: “Student Minds is the only mental health charity dedicated to university students and its campaigns can help you feel supported and less alone during what can be really difficult times. Student Minds has a range of resources, from the blog to larger campaigns, to help anyone struggling with their mental health.”
Rosie continues: “This year, the LJMU Student Minds society has been focusing on the 'Look After Your Mate' campaign which focuses on empowering students to support a friend with mental illness, as well as look after themselves. We think this campaign is such an important one, as a supporting friend can completely change the university experience.”
The National Student Survey is open until 30 April. If you are a final year undergraduate at LJMU, you can help us reach the £12,000 fundraising target by completing the survey. Check your University email account for your personalised link to the survey or visit www.thestudentsurvey.com.
Last year, students completed surveys to raise £10,000 for Claire House Children’s Hospice, enough to cover the running costs of the hospice for one day.