UNDERSTANDING ALCOHOL & DRUGS

The PEACH (Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Health) Team is a brand new part of Brighton Students’ Union for 2016-17 and aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing within the University community and reduce the incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol-related harm among our student population. We will do this through campus-based drop-ins, outreach, campaign work and activism. PEACH will be a group of fully trained student volunteers who are friendly and non-judgemental. The team will be creative and fun in our approach to peer-led education.

Aims:

* Promotes positive mental health and wellbeing within the university community

* Reduce the incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol-related harm among the student population

* Signposts to relevant internal and external services related to mental health, drugs and alcohol and wellbeing

We also offer information and advice and you can find out about local services where you can access additional support.

If you want to find out more about volunteering with us, or are interested in joining the team, you can do so here.

If you’re experiencing physical or mental ill health you may find you miss lectures and/or deadlines. This can cause your results to suffer, and put you at risk of failure to progress or even withdrawal from your course. Make sure you tell your Personal Tutor and book an appointment with a Union Support Advisor as we can help you ask for an extension to a deadline or apply for mitigating circumstances. Your schools' Student Support and Guidance Tutor (SSGT) can also help you with this.