Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT)

The Student Wellbeing Awareness Team (SWAT) empowers students about their own health by raising awareness and providing education about health and wellbeing.

Four members of the student wellbeing team.

Join the Student Wellbeing Awareness Team

SWAT are current students who lead health promotion action on campus. The team is part of Mauri Ora (Student Health and Counselling) and is guided by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Objectives, and Okanagan Charter.

SWAT meets weekly to plan wellbeing events, campaigns and projects that promote a well-balanced life while studying at university.

Recent projects

  • Pink Shirt Day: an anti-bullying campaign to highlight the power or people to feel safe, valued and respected.
  • Mental Health Awareness Week: promoting the five ways to wellbeing during stress free study week
  • Wellbeing Symposium ‘Saving Our: Lives Suicide Prevention in Tertiary Education’: symposium planning, co-ordination and presentations.
  • Volunteer Awareness Week: public speaking and activities promoting the link between volunteering and wellbeing
  • Submissions and feedback on proposed policy and service changes at Victoria.
  • Peer support groups, designed and led by Victoria students.

Get involved

To find out more about SWAT or get involved email vicstudentwellbeing@gmail.com. One of our friendly SWAT leaders will make a time to meet with you to discuss how you can be get involved, your special areas of interests and your time commitments.

Volunteer for SWAT and earn Victoria Plus Award Programme points

Volunteering for SWAT will help you gain confidence, feel good, develop people skills and contribute positively to wellbeing for students at Victoria.

SWAT provides flexible volunteering matching your interest to real world skills in health promotion, leadership, planning, coordination and speaking.

Volunteering for SWAT is an approved activity for the Victoria Plus Award Programme. Victoria Plus is a leadership development programme for students at Victoria coordinated by the Careers services. Volunteering for SWAT earns up to 50 points towards Victoria plus each trimester.

Students willing to put the time and effort in to gain exposure, knowledge and insight in addition to their university studies are clearly at an advantage when it comes to looking at the next steps in their career” – Pete Robson, Digital Marketing Manager, Z Energy.

To volunteer for SWAT, send us an email: vicstudentwellbeing@gmail.com .