Volunteer with us
The PROJECT:TALK pilot scheme will be launching in early 2021 and we’re looking to recruit 20 volunteers who are interested in supporting their fellow students through conversational peer support. The scheme can’t run without student volunteers, so if you have thirty minutes or more to spare each week and enjoy listening to others, why not sign up to take part?
Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive training from the PROJECT:TALK team in order to ensure they are equipped to offer appropriate peer support to fellow students. The training sessions will be mandatory and following each session there will be a short quiz.
Volunteers can decide how many 30-minute sessions they would like to take part in each week, and this can be reviewed depending on your availability. There will be a small amount of additional work involved in arranging sessions and filling out feedback forms.
We are not currently recruiting volunteers for PROJECT:TALK QMSU, however we will update this page if we plan to reopen applications.
Request to chat with someone
If you are feeling lonely or isolated due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, or just fancy a chat, fill in the form below and we will get one of our trained volunteers to make a one-to-one call via Zoom, at a time that suits you. These calls will be friendly and relaxed, and we hope it will provide you an opportunity to discuss what you might be going through. We at PROJECT:TALK QMSU know that by openly engaging with our peers about what is going on in our lives, we can find the comfort and support we need.
Please note, PROJECT:TALK QMSU is not a professional service and we are not equipped to deal with emergencies. If you need to access help urgently, please see the section below. If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others, call 999.
Request to chat to a volunteer
Access mental health support / help in a crisis
The PROJECT:TALK peer support scheme is not a professional service and we are not equipped to deal with emergencies or crisis situations. This scheme is for non-urgent, informal support only. If you're worried about your safety or that of someone else, or need urgent support, you can visit the University’s page on accessing help in a crisis here.
If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others, call 999.
For non-urgent professional support, you can contact the University’s Advice and Counselling Service by filling out the contact form on their website, or you can find more information about support services on our website here.