PALS Project

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The transition from school to Uni can be really daunting…

That’s where PALS comes in.  Set up by the School of Psychology last year, three sessions delivered in local schools and sixth forms by Newcastle University students help to equip young people with the skills to boost their resilience, easing the transition not just from home to university, but adult life in general. 

We are looking for a group of enthusiastic students to be part of the delivery of this exciting and rewarding project.  Full training will be given to deliver sessions as part of a team, focusing on practical skills and tips to aid understanding of anxiety and low mood; how to boost resilience and manage time effectively.  

Perhaps you are:

  • Considering a career in education
  • Mental health support
  • Counselling
  • Research
  • Or you just like helping others

If you have:

  • Great interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with students
  • A team player
  • An ability to think critically and use your initiative

We would love to hear from you. 

Further information:

Training sessions will take place w/c 4th and 11th November with the first sessions scheduled to take place w/c 20th November in local schools.  Three sessions form the programme and are delivered to year 12 students (16/17 year olds) consisting of resilience skills, resilience in learning and resilience in everyday life.  These are usually delivered in a two to three hour slot to groups of around 40 year students.  We are also interested to hear from students interested in assisting with project research and developing new ideas and concepts for the sessions to possibly expand delivery to students at Newcastle University.

To register your interest please contact project lead, George Newstead

Please note this project is open to stage 2, 3 and postgraduate students only at present. 



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