Officer Elections: Mental health support at Birmingham: are we coping?

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We asked your candidates for Welfare and Community Officer about mental health support at Birmingham... Here's what they said:

'Mermaid' Millie Gibbins

It is simple as no; people are being failed by the support services at UoB. I want to increase the awareness of the support available to show all the different places people can go for help, and work with charities to make sure people can access support when they need it. Furthermore, I want to lobby for the University to decrease waiting times for welfare and counselling appointments and guarantee follow up after them. It’s hard enough for people to seek help, so I will strive to make it as easy as possible for people when they do.

Read Millie's manifesto to find out more.

Alex The Lion

The uni is leading the way in so many areas, such as international relations, academia, and development projects, but isn't even in the top 25 for welfare satisfaction. I want to push UoB to prioritise mental health, partner with new charities, promote the existing services, and give all students the positive experience they deserve, as well as developing a long term plan to raise standards. I'm not afraid to speak on behalf of others, and strongly believe I'm the best person for WCO.

Read Alex's manifesto to find out more.

Now you know what they stand for, here's what you can do: vote for the change you want to see on campus!

Voting closes 4pm on Friday 1st March.


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