CALL FOR LOCAL COORDINATORS SII
Make the significant change in society by combating the stigma of mental disorders! Become a Local Coordinator in your region/country and organise the “Mind the Mind” campaign!?The EFPSA Social Impact Initiative (SII) is currently looking for Local Coordinators for the second wave of our campaign “Mind the Mind - to Combat the Stigma of Mental Disorders”.
We are looking for psychology students or graduates who have:
· experience with event organising
· effective communication
· social awareness
· social responsibility
By gathering a group of volunteers and implementing a meaningful campaign, YOU could help decrease stigma and social exclusion of people with mental disorders by raising awareness about presence and effects of stigma. Join the campaign and be one of the many psychology students around Europe who will make a change!
Within EFPSA, Social Impact refers to an initiative aiming to make use of psychological knowledge in order to make a significant positive impact on society. The team’s first project was the campaign “Mind the Mind - to Combat the Stigma of Mental Disorders.”.
We aim to raise awareness, educate and combat stereotypes surrounding mental health problems. Please check out the Position Paper for further details about EFPSA’s position and importance of this topic here. After finishing the first wave of the campaign, 19 European countries and countless number of satisfied psychology and high-school students involved are the evidence of the campaign’s success. The materials used from the first wave have since been reviewed and updated based on the feedback and suggestions
from everyone who took part in the campaign, meaning the second wave will have even greater impact on European society.
In order to achieve our goal, we are looking for Local Coordinators to help us facilitate the campaign all across Europe.
An EFPSA Social Impact Initiative Local Coordinator (LC) is a contact person between
local volunteers and the EFPSA SII team. It is a role for people who are interested in implementing the “Mind the Mind - to Combat the Stigma of Mental Disorders” campaign in their region/country.
The main responsibilities of LCs are:
· Being in contact with and coordinating a local group of volunteers on behalf of EFPSA SII, providing them with the materials, guidelines and information and distributing the tasks to volunteers
· Promoting the project among potential volunteers and participating schools
· Contacting schools and arranging a schedule for the workshops to take place
· Arranging and scheduling a training session for all volunteers
· Taking care of evaluation process
In order to apply, please fill in the online application available here (http://goo.gl/forms/QkzdEQpOrJ).
The call is open until the 1st of September.
For any questions, contact us via: socialimpact (at) efpsa.org.