Getting Involved with ECM

Eating Concerns Mentors at UNH

Students educating students is based on the belief that students are more receptive and learn better from informed, educated peers. Acquiring knowledge, skills and confidence helps Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) members enhance their own knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to eating concern and body image topics.

What Students Are Saying 

  • "Being a member and leader of the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) has helped me grow as an individual, and has provided me with skills vital to my professional career. I have learned so much about myself and my passions, while also being able to help students on campus who are struggling with body image issues. One of my favorite aspects of being an ECM is educating students about "Fat-Talk" during Fat Talk Free Week in October. I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing, inspiring group!" 
  • "ECM has given me the opportunity to inspire students that they don't need to live up to the media's expectation of what beauty is, we're changing the culture of this campus and its amazing to be part of such a positive influence." 

Expectations 

  • New members will be expected to fully participate with the group starting October 2015 
  • Attend weekly meetings on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • PLUS additional duties outside of meetings, including a mandatory training.  On average, participants should expect to give a minimum of 2 hours/week to group work/participation, which must be upheld or membership will be revoked (meetings are included in this as 1 hour).  

Preference will be given to individuals who are able to commit at least 2 semesters. If you are unable to attend weekly meetings and commit to at least 2 hours/week, please consider applying another time.

Expectations 

  • Commit to being a UNH Peer Educator for 4 semesters
  • Complete the Certified Peer Education Training 
  • Work collaboratively with Health Services staff and other peer education groups
  • Sign an agreement to be a part of the Health Services team
  • Weekly time commitment (estimated):
    • Weekly meeting (1 hour)
    • Weekly participation in subcommittee (1 hour)
    • Weekly promotion activities and/or meeting with mentee (1 hour)
  • Additional monthly commitments
    • Attend UNH events as a peer educator (1 hour)
    • Once-a-month training on a health-specific topic (1 hour)

Preference will be given to individuals who are able to commit at least 2 semesters. If you are unable to attend weekly meetings and commit to at least 2 hours/week, please consider applying at another time.

Application Process 

  • There are a limited number of positions available. 
  • Students from ALL colleges and majors are encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants can only apply for one peer education position: Eating Concern Mentor, Nourish, or Wellness Ambassador. Apply now.

If you have questions, please contact Health Services at (603) 862-3823.