Safeguarding Students: Addressing Mental Health Needs
- 10:00 - 16:25
- Manchester Conference Centre
Meera Kavia is currently a Final Year Undergraduate Psychology Student at Bournemouth University, and is aspiring to become a Clinical Psychologist. She has a background of various voluntary work centred around mental health; for instance one of the roles she undertook was as a Digital Connector for The Mix Charity. This entailed supporting vulnerable young people on a weekly basis and connecting them to further vital help. Prior to this, she was involved in a Dementia Study as a Research Officer at St Peters Hospital, and worked in collaboration with The Alzheimer’s Society to assist with the collation of data. Along with her voluntary work, she has worked as a Mental Health Support Worker for Dorset HealthCare and a Learning Disability Support Worker for Adolphus Care in London.
Meera is passionate about mental health and to support other students who may have also struggled with their mental health during university, she wrote an article in PsychTalk to define her experience and to demystify how many other students may struggle in a similar way. This resulted in students relating to her experiences and reaching out to services.