Peer Support Groups

Student Support and Wellbeing run various support groups throughout the year, mostly on Wednesday afternoons in term time in order not to conflict with possible timetabled teaching.

Some established groups will be running from the beginning of the academic year and you can see when these are planned and how to join from browsing through our Events Calendar, such as the International Wellbeing group for international students, and Kent Autistics peer support group.

Others are organised according to student demand in each year, and therefore if you are interested in joining groups around the below themes, please email the contacts below in order to express an interest in setting up a new initiative, and our staff will be very happy to facilitate finding like minded students and necessary resources.

Type 1 Diabetes Student Support Group

Students can meet (virtually) to share their lived experience, offer support to each other, and speak to support staff about any difficulties or specific needs.

Autism peer support social/ gaming/ model making

We have run various different autism support groups with a variety of shared interests and activities according to preferences in each student cohort. If you'd like to suggest start and online or on campus group, please let us know.

Walking / Nature Trails Group

Students could explore the campuses, woodlands and surrounding area in socially distanced walks led by a member of staff. If you're interested in joining or putting forward a route, please get in touch.

Mental health peer support groups on specific conditions

If you or a fellow student may benefit from a particular peer group meeting to discuss the experiences and coping strategies for a mental health condition, please propose this group and we will try to facilitate it.

Start a new group

If you'd like to start a new support group for a disability / Specific learning difficulty / mental health condition facilitated by a member of Student Support Staff.

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