Wellness Ambassadors

NEW FALL 2016!

Research shows that students are more receptive and learn better from informed, educated peers. Wellness Ambassadors engage UNH students in conversations about wellness and how to start the process of making attainable lifestyle changes for personal and academic success. 

What is wellness? 

The Wellness Wheel is a holistic model that encourages individuals to become more aware of the interconnectedness of each dimension, and how it shows that all aspects of wellness contribute to feeling well, both physically and mentally.

Wellness Ambassadors gain expertise in the eight dimensions of the Wellness Wheel:

  • Emotional wellness
  • Social wellness
  • Physical wellness
  • Spiritual wellness
  • Environmental wellness
  • Occupational wellness
  • Intellectual wellness
  • Financial wellness

Lifestyle Enhancement Provided by Wellness Ambassadors

Wellness Ambassadors are trained peer educators who help UNH students learn how to:

  • Cope with stress
  • Get more sleep
  • Experience enjoyable and safer sex
  • Make better choices about alcohol, other drugs and tobacco
  • Build good relationships
  • Feel more confident
  • Practice self-compassion
  • Be a clear communicator
  • Understand how to cope with difficult emotions
  • Use the wellness wheel to practice self-care

Expectations of Wellness Ambassadors

  • Commit to being a Wellness Ambassador for 4 semesters (fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2017)
  • Complete the Certified Peer Education Training
  • Work collaboratively with Health Services staff and other peer education groups
  • Signed agreement to be a part of the Health Services team
  • Time commitment of approximately 3 hours/week
  • Weekly meetings (60 minutes/week)
  • Participation on sub-committee (60 minutes/week)
  • Implementation of health promotion activities (60-90 minutes/week)
  • Attend monthly training on health specific topics (1 hour/month)
  • Attend UNH events as a peer educator (1x/month)